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Fostering Innovative Entrepreneurship

Challenges and Policy Options

  • Author: UN, ECE
  • Publication date: February 2013
  • Page count: 78
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 12.II.E.3

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ISBN: 9789211170566
ISBN: 9789210553070

About the product

This publication sheds light on innovative entrepreneurship and difficulties that entrepreneurs face when creating businesses based on research and development results. The legal and regulatory conditions for enterprise development and the existing infrastructure for applied research are explored. Sources of financing for innovative entrepreneurs and roles of specialized financial providers are explored. Highlighted is the need to strengthen linkages between institutions that generate knowledge and the firms that strive to use it commercially. The publication discusses government policies facilitating the emergence of new innovation-based enterprises, its initial growth, identifying bottlenecks and suggesting corrective action for governments and other stakeholders.