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World Institute for Development Economics Research of the United Nations University (UNU-WIDER); Maastricht Economic and social Research and training centre on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT)

October 30-31, 2008
WIDER-MERIT Research Workshop on Entrepreneurship, Technological Innovation, and Development
UNU-MERIT, Maastricht, Netherlands
Workshop topics include: - What is the role of entrepreneurship in technological innovation and acceleration of economic growth? - How does this role differ between developed and developing countries? - What kinds of entrepreneurship are most crucial for successful development? - What incentive structures exist for entrepreneurs in developing countries and how are these determined by policies, institutions, finance and expectations? - How do entrepreneurial practices differ between developing countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa? - How do policies, institutions, financial factors, history, and geography impact on the riskiness of technological innovation? - Are science parks, incubators, and university support networks for entrepreneurship appropriate models to stimulate entrepreneurial innovation in developing countries? - How can microfinance be tailored to encourage entrepreneurial technological innovation? [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information]
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