Title: Entrepreneurship and public policy in Gibraltar

Authors: Leo Paul Dana

Addresses: University of Canterbury, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand

Abstract: The subject of this article is Gibraltar, an entity covering a mere two and a quarter square miles - the only colony in Europe. Considering the small population and the multi-tiered government, Gibraltarians may be described as the most governed people in the world. Yet the style of government has been non-interventionist, and this may be said to have been paramount in attracting entrepreneurs from abroad. In the absence of natural resources, laissez-faire policy has been among this duty-free port|s most important assets.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship policy; enterprise; small business; Gibraltar.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEIM.2002.000473

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, 2002 Vol.2 No.1, pp.38-42

Published online: 16 Jul 2003 *

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