In this paper the assumption is made that the lack of a clear-cut distinction between entrepreneurship policies and SMEs policies often affects the effectiveness of the policies aimed at supporting entrepreneurship. With specific reference to Southern Italy, it is maintained that the higher focus on start-ups does not guarantee a net employment growth or an increase in the innovation level of the local economic system. Policies should instead favour the survival of “entrepreneurial firms” and select the entrepreneurs (rather than the firms) to be made eligible for facilities.

The Effectiveness of Local Entrepreneurship Development Policies

MANCINO, Alessandra;PASSARO, Renato;THOMAS, Antonio
2004

Abstract

In this paper the assumption is made that the lack of a clear-cut distinction between entrepreneurship policies and SMEs policies often affects the effectiveness of the policies aimed at supporting entrepreneurship. With specific reference to Southern Italy, it is maintained that the higher focus on start-ups does not guarantee a net employment growth or an increase in the innovation level of the local economic system. Policies should instead favour the survival of “entrepreneurial firms” and select the entrepreneurs (rather than the firms) to be made eligible for facilities.
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