Catalysts of Entrepreneurship -- Policies for Growth

International Conference on Entrepreneurship

by Elizabeth D. Brown, Amy Coombe, Fred Kipperman, Krishna B. Kumar, Tewodaj Mengistu, Arnab Mukherji, Neeraj Sood, Joanne K. Yoong

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The first International Conference on Entrepreneurship was held at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India, on June 5–6, 2009. The theme of the conference was “Catalysts of Entrepreneurship: Policies for Growth.” During the two-day symposium, policymakers, industry leaders, researchers, and entrepreneurs presented research on and discussed policy issues affecting the growth of entrepreneurship in India, with special emphasis on education and the effective utilization of infrastructure. This document summarizes the proceedings and includes several of the speakers' presentations.

The research described in this report was conducted within the Kauffman-RAND Institute for Entrepreneurship Public Policy in the RAND Institute for Civil Justice (ICJ). ICJ research is supported by pooled grants from corporations, trade and professional associations, and individuals; by government grants and contracts; and by private foundations. The research presented at this conference was funded through the generosity of The Legatum Institute.

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