Many small enterprises in developing countries are true subsistence activities pursued for sheer lack of more productive work opportunities. Yet, there are some that do have growth potential. The problem is that such dynamic enterprises (labelled „gazelles‟ by some1) often operate “under the radar” in the informal sector just like the survivalist businesses, being unable to spread their wings due to a number of barriers, such as the lack of access to credit. In this working conference, the focus is on the question how innovative and dynamic entrepreneurship in developing countries can be explained and boosted. The conference aims to investigate the factors fostering and/or hindering entrepreneurship in developing countries, as well as the use of new technologies for developing dynamic and successful businesses. The conference is organized by the INCLUDE research group on Empowering female Ugandan entrepreneurs.
More information on the conference can be found here