The Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies is a landmark volume that offers a uniquely comprehensive overview of entrepreneurship in developing countries. Addressing the multi-faceted nature of entrepreneurship, chapters explore a vast range of subject areas including education, economic policy, gender and the prevalence and nature of informal sector entrepreneurship.

In order to understand the process of new venture creation in developing economies, what it means to be engaged in entrepreneurship in a developing world context must be addressed. This handbook does so by exploring the difficulties, risks and rewards associated with being an entrepreneur, and evaluates the impacts of the environment, relationships, performance and policy dynamics on small and entrepreneurial firms in developing economies.

The handbook brings together a unique collection of over forty international researchers who are all actively engaged in studying entrepreneurship in a developing world context. The chapters offer concise but detailed perspectives and explanations on key aspects of the subject across a diverse array of developing economies, spanning Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. In doing so, the chapters highlight the heterogeneity of entrepreneurship in developed economies, and contribute to the on-going policy discourses for managing and promoting entrepreneurial growth in the developing world.

The book will be of great interest to scholars, students and policymakers in the areas of development economics, business and management, public policy and development studies.

chapter |10 pages

Introduction and overview

ByColin C. Williams, Anjula Gurtoo

part |131 pages

Institutional environment of entrepreneurship

chapter |4 pages

The institutional environment of entrepreneurship in developing countries

An introductory overview
ByColin C. Williams, Anjula Gurtoo

chapter |14 pages

Entrepreneurship and sme development policy in a least developed country

Lessons from Laos
ByBalbir B. Bhasin, Sivakumar Venkataramany, Lee Keng Ng

chapter |11 pages

Mapping entrepreneurial activities and entrepreneurial attitudes in Turkey

ByEsra Karadeniz, Özlem Özdemir

chapter |16 pages

Regulative environment and entrepreneurial activity

Insights from Sub-Saharan Africa
ByEldrede Kahiya, Rebecca Kennedy

chapter |20 pages

Nascent enterprises and growth aspirations in a post-conflict environment

The role of social capital
ByAnna Rebmann, Adnan Efendic, Tomascz Mickiewicz

chapter |9 pages

Planning as a means to innovation in entrepreneurial firms in India

BySafal Batra, Neharika Vohra

chapter |18 pages

Economic aspects of entrepreneurship

The case of Peru
ByMatthew Bird

chapter |12 pages

Developing an entrepreneurship climate in Indonesia

A case study of batik as a cultural heritage
ByVanessa Ratten

part |111 pages

Entrepreneurs' motivations

chapter |7 pages

Motivations of entrepreneurs in developing countries

An introductory overview
ByColin C. Williams, Anjula Gurtoo

chapter |19 pages

Opportunity and necessity entrepreneurs in rural Vietnam

Who performs better? 1
ByJürgen Brünjes, Javier Revilla Diez

chapter |15 pages

Being an entrepreneur of the vicenarian and tricenarian generation

The case of Turkish entrepreneurs, 2006–2012 1
ByEsra Karadeniz, Ahmet Özçam

chapter |12 pages

Factors enterprises perceive to influence their success

A case study of agribusiness in Laos
BySutana Boonlua

chapter |17 pages

Social entrepreneurship and the nonprofit sector in developing countries

ByMichelle J. Stecker, Tonia L. Warnecke, Carol M. Bresnahan

chapter |14 pages

Types of small-scale entrepreneurship

Some lessons from Bulgaria
ByTanya Chavdarova

chapter |9 pages

Social entrepreneurship and fashion innovation in Brazil

A case study of Crafty Women (Mulheres Arteiras) and Rede Asta
ByVanessa Ratten, Joao Ferreira, Cristina Fernandes

part |71 pages

Gender and entrepreneurship

chapter |3 pages

Gender and entrepreneurship in developing countries

An introductory overview
ByColin C. Williams, Anjula Gurtoo

chapter |18 pages

Barriers to women's entrepreneurship

Evidence from Indonesia
ByTulus T. H. Tambunan

chapter |20 pages

Women entrepreneurs in the informal economy

Is formalisation the only solution for business sustainability?
ByShyama V. Ramani, Ajay Thutupalli, Tamas Medovarszki, Sutapa Chattopadhyay, Veena Ravichandran

chapter |12 pages

The dynamics of women's entrepreneurship in Iran

ByLeyla Sarfaraz, Nezameddin Faghih

part |111 pages

Informal sector entrepreneurship

chapter |14 pages

Informal entrepreneurship in developing countries

An introductory overview
ByColin C. Williams, Anjula Gurtoo

chapter |13 pages

Entrepreneurship at the base of the Pyramid

The case of Nicaragua
ByMichael J. Pisani

chapter |21 pages

Determinants of participation in the informal sector in Sri Lanka

Evidence from a recently conducted special survey
ByChandani Wijebandara, N. S. Cooray

chapter |18 pages

Levels of informality and characteristics of micro-entrepreneurs in Pakistan

ByMuhammad Shehryar Shahid, Halima Shehryar, Minha Akber Allibhoy

chapter |11 pages

Characteristics and structures of informal entrepreneurship in Botswana

ByLéo-Paul Dana, Vanessa Ratten

chapter |16 pages

The influence of credit and formalization on the growth of SMEs in Tanzania

ByJoseph A. Kuzilwa, Ganka D. Nyamsogoro

part |68 pages

Entrepreneurship education and learning

chapter |2 pages

Entrepreneurship education in developing countries

An introductory overview
ByColin C. Williams, Anjula Gurtoo

chapter |8 pages

Entrepreneurship education in Cameroon matters

Reorganizing the teaching of the subject
ByA.A. Ndedi

chapter |21 pages

Organizational learning in Indian family firms

A social network based approach to entrepreneurship
ByNobin Thomas, Neharika Vohra

part |47 pages

Policy implications and synthesis

chapter |18 pages

Policy efforts to foster innovative SMEs in South Korea

Lessons for developing countries
ByTaehyun Jung, Jungbu Kim

chapter |9 pages

Harnessing entrepreneurship in developing countries

A lived practices approach
ByColin C. Williams, Anjula Gurtoo