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If We Want Entrepreneurs We Need To Provide The Right Environment

This paper takes the notion that entrepreneurs are good for economies and outlines what countries can do to encourage entrepreneurship It suggests that citizen rights and freedom are directly related with entrepreneurial activity. Illegal entrepreneurial activity is mentioned as an outlet in repressive localities. It lists areas of the world where freedom exists and where it does not. Historical, current and country examples are given to illustrate these suppositions and the paper concludes with the role of entrepreneurship in world agribusiness.

Key words: Entrepreneurs, country freedom index, innovation, ownership, agribusiness, product.

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Author(s): van Blokland, P.J.

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Organizations(s): Warrington School of Business, University of Florida.