Title: Grass-root creativity, innovation, entrepreneurialism and poverty reduction

Authors: R.D. Pathak

Addresses: Department of Management and Public Administration, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Abstract: This paper advocates improvement of problem solving skills rather than focusing on free or non free markets for reducing poverty. The paper challenges the commonly held assumption that the entrepreneur also needs to be always the innovator and the investor. Based on a multicountry study, a suggestion is made for the need for a culture specific and customised entrepreneurship education for reducing poverty.

Keywords: globalisation; poverty reduction; creativity; innovation; entrepreneurship education; problem solving skills.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEIM.2008.018617

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 2008 Vol.8 No.1, pp.87 - 98

Published online: 01 Jun 2008 *

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