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[IWS] IADB: ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN LATIN AMERICA: A STEP UP THE SOCIAL LADDER? [19 March 2014]

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Inter-American Development Bank (IADB)

 

ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN LATIN AMERICA: A STEP UP THE SOCIAL LADDER? [19 March 2014]

Edited by Eduardo Lora and Francesca Castellani

http://www.iadb.org/en/research-and-data/publication-details,3169.html?pub_id=IDB-BK-124

or

http://idbdocs.iadb.org/wsdocs/getdocument.aspx?docnum=38679817

[full-text, 210 pages]

 

Abstract:

This book looks at the potential and the limits of policies to promote entrepreneurship as an important vehicle for social mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as steps to remove the constrains that hamper entrepreneurship.

 

Contents

Foreword xvii

Acknowledgments xix

Abbreviations xx

 

PART I: OVERVIEW 1

1 Overview and Policy Implications 3

Andrés Solimano

2 Entrepreneurship, the Middle Class, and Social Mobility: An Overview of Literature 17

Andrés Solimano

 

PART II: INTERNATIONAL COMPARISONS AND COUNTRY STUDIES 51

3 Middle-Class Entrepreneurs and Their Firms:  A Regional View and International Comparison 53

Hugo D. Kantis, Juan S. Federico, and Luis A. Trajtenberg

4 The Role of Entrepreneurship in Promoting Intergenerational Social Mobility in Mexico 81

Viviana Vélez-Grajales and Roberto Vélez-Grajales

5 Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Values, and Public Policy in Argentina 105

José Anchorena and Lucas Ronconi

6 The Effect of Social Capital on Middle-Class Entrepreneurship in Ecuador 149

Xavier Ordeñana and Elizabeth Arteaga

 

Index 173

 

 

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