This paper aims to develop a conceptual framework that examines the role government policy plays in the development of entrepreneurship and its impact on economic development. The study builds on existing literature on entrepreneurship, economic development and government policy as it relates to entrepreneurial practices. The outcomes of literature review propose two hypotheses. Integrating entrepreneurship practices with economic development, with government policy intervening, a framework is developed. For the reason that entrepreneurship is a part of economic development strategy employed by several countries globally to achieve macro-economic benefits. The framework provides a starting point for researchers and practitioners to further examine entrepreneurship policies and practices. For researchers, the framework clarifies the determining attributes of entrepreneurship, government policy and economic development dimensions and their proposed relationships. For practitioners, the framework can be used to gain an understanding of the role of government policy on entrepreneurship development as well as economic development.
Nkem Okpa Obaji,
Mercy Uche Olugu,
The Role of Government Policy in Entrepreneurship Development, Science Journal of Business and Management.
Vol. 2, No. 4,
2014, pp. 109-115.
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