Entrepreneurship

Audio

Building Small Business Amid Great Challenge: Entrepreneurship in Fragile States (Audio)

Speaker: Shari Berenbach
Presider: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Shari Berenbach, director of the Microenterprise Development Office at USAID, details how the agency promotes entrepreneurship in conflict and developing regions by empowering and encouraging women to manage their own small- and medium-sized businesses.

This meeting was part of the Roundtable Series on Entrepreneurs and Market Linkages.

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Op-Ed

Marching Through the Meltdown

Authors: Daniel Senor and Saul Singer
The Daily Beast

Dan Senor and Saul Singer write "Israel has thrived during the global collapse - thanks to an entrepreneurial culture built on compulsory military service."

 

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Other Report

Smart Countries, Foolish Choices

Authors: Amity Shlaes and Gaurav Tiwari

Intuition tells us that oil-rich countries are not friendly to the United States, and that entreprenurial—or “smart”—countries are not endowed with oil. In this Center for Geoeconomic Studies Working Paper, the authors find a triangular relationship between oil wealth, entrepreneurial spirit, and friendliness to the United States. They confirm the idea that “oily” countries are not U.S.-friendly, in contrast to smart countries, which are friendly to the United States and do not have oil. The authors conclude that it is in the U.S. interest to support education and economic diversification in petro-states so those states can become more entrepreneurial and friendly.

See more in Oil; Entrepreneurship; Global