|Training Entrepreneurs for Small Business Creation: Lessons from Experience (ILO, 1988, 154 p.)|
Training entrepreneurs for small business creation
Entrepreneurs are action-oriented, dynamic and highly motivated individuals who take risks to achieve business goals. It is increasingly recognised that all developing countries need entrepreneurs to mobilise not only individual initiative but also scarce material and financial resources, including private savings. Indeed, development theory and practice put more and more emphasis on the role of the entrepreneur.
The identification of entrepreneurial talent and the training of potential and existing entrepreneurs are issues that attract a great deal of attention. This book reviews a number of practical entrepreneurship development programmes that have given evidence of their viability, cost-effectiveness and relevance to national development needs. It describes the selection techniques and behavioural training methods used, and the various elements included in integrated programmes designed to help new entrepreneurs. It presents best practice based on field research and the literature on the subject.
The main purpose of the book is to demystify entrepreneurship and the training of entrepreneurs. If it helps to identify new entrepreneurs and to create viable small businesses in developing countries, it has served its purpose.
Price: 22.50 Swiss francs