Title: Collaborative entrepreneurship and the fostering of entrepreneurialism in developing countries

Authors: Vanessa Ratten

Addresses: School of Management, La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University, Kingsbury Drive, Bundoora 3086, Melbourne, Australia

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to consider collaborative entrepreneurship and its relevance to entrepreneurialism in developing countries. The paper provides some background to the role of collaboration in society including how individuals, businesses and organisations interact with governments to encourage economic and society activity in developing country economies. The academic literature on collaborative entrepreneurship is examined with an emphasis on entrepreneurialism to try and understand how entrepreneurship is conducted in developing countries. The determinants of collaborative entrepreneurship are stated with the key themes being individual level, social networks, institutional factors, community nature and international experience. The paper comments on a proposed collaborative entrepreneurship research agenda, which contributes to the entrepreneurship literature by illustrating how collaborative entrepreneurship and entrepreneurialism are adapted and used in developing countries to suit the social and market conditions.

Keywords: entrepreneurialism; social entrepreneurship; collaborative entrepreneurship; social innovation; developing countries; emerging markets; innovation; collaboration; individual level; business sector; governments; economic activities; social networks; networking; institutional factors; community nature; international experience; research agendas; social conditions; market conditions.

DOI: 10.1504/IJSEI.2014.064831

International Journal of Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2014 Vol.3 No.2, pp.137 - 149

Received: 14 May 2014
Accepted: 29 May 2014

Published online: 15 Sep 2014 *

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