Entrepreneurship and Community Economic Development

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, Mar 18, 2003 - Business & Economics - 258 pages
One of the goals of regional policies is to foster entrepreneurship and innovation in the nation's smaller and more remote communities. Policymakers are becoming increasingly interested in the Community Economic Development approach as a way of achieving this aim. In Entrepreneurship and Community Economic Development Monica Diochon examines the development processes adopted by two rural, single-industry Canadian communities confronting the collapse of their economic bases. She argues that a community's effectiveness in influencing economic development depends on the extent to which entrepreneurship is encouraged and shows that, while a number of factors influence enterprise, economic activities that are community-determined and provide varied opportunities to participate in achieving short-term self-sustaining strategic outcomes are particularly important.
 

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Contents

The ExogenousEndogenous Development Debate
37
A Conceptual Framework for Fostering Entrepreneurship
77
Methodology and Research Design
98
Analysis and Results
115
Summary Profile of Eastern Guysborough Countys
119
Conclusions and Recommendations
202
Notes
229
Index
251
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Department of Business Administration, St Francis Xavier University

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