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Entrepreneurship

A Catalyst for Urban Regeneration

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This book presents a 'toolbox' of instruments for entrepreneurship development in what often appear to be the most hostile environments for economic development in our cities, showing how entrepreneurship can indeed prosper given the right stimulus.  It is based on the proceedings of the conference on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in Distressed Urban Areas held 7-8 October 2003 in Rome, and organised by the OECD LEED Programme, in collaboration with the EU, the municipality of Rome, and Risorse per Roma.

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Executive Summary

Entrepreneurship – both of traditional and non-profit type – is a central pillar of economic development, job creation and social inclusion, and a catalyst for urban regeneration in deprived areas. Across the OECD the scope, number and growth of entrepreneurship support programmes are striking. Yet entrepreneurship strategies targeting...

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