Title: Choosing an entrepreneurial development system: the concept and the challenges

Authors: William L. Smith

Addresses: School of Business, Campus Box 4058, Emporia State University, 1200 Commercial Emporia, KS 66801, USA

Abstract: This paper presents a discussion on the process of choosing an entrepreneurial development system for a local rural community and region. Background information is provided from which the selection of a number of programme elements available from the literature was made in developing the proposed system. Challenges of implementing the proposed system are presented.

Keywords: entrepreneur; entrepreneurial community; entrepreneurship; enterprise; development; innovation; opportunities; needs assessment; rural communities.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMED.2005.006566

International Journal of Management and Enterprise Development, 2005 Vol.2 No.3/4, pp.349 - 359

Published online: 21 Mar 2005 *

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