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close this bookTraining Entrepreneurs for Small Business Creation: Lessons from Experience (ILO, 1988, 154 p.)
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View the document1. Introduction
Open this folder and view contents2. Factors influencing programme design
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View the document6. Xavier Institute of Social Services, Ranchi, India
View the document7. Madhya Pradesh Consultancy Organisation Ltd., India
View the document8. Directorate of Industrial Training, Uganda
View the document9. Calcutta “Y” Self-Employment Centre
View the document10. Bangladesh Management Development Centre
View the document11. Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India
View the document12. Hawaii Entrepreneurship Training and Development Institute
View the document13. The Entrepreneurship Institute, Columbus, Ohio
View the document14. Manpower Services Commission: New Enterprise Programme, United Kingdom
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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