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SME Perspective

Future research directions for collective entrepreneurship in developing countries

Vanessa Ratten

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2014, Vol.22, No2



Introduction    SMEs: Role and Challenges    Fostering Collaborative Entrepreneurship    Conclusions


4 Conclusions

As developing countries in Africa, the South Pacific and South America move into democratic political systems more emphasis will be placed on the free market economy.

As entrepreneurship is the crucial element needed to spur business development, more importance will be placed on innovation and creativity in the business environment. Given the long history of some developing countries shifting from colonial outposts to high growth economies there will be an entrepreneurial spirit instilled in individuals. The future of developing countries will be based on their ability to promote entrepreneurship and most importantly their willingness to be proactive, competitive, aggressive and risk taking.



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Introduction    SMEs: Role and Challenges    Fostering Collaborative Entrepreneurship    Conclusions