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Rising Interest in Entrepreneurship Career Choice
Marich Mark
11/18/2009
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A new Kauffman Foundation study revealed that interest in entrepreneurship among first-year college students has risen over time. Trends in Business Interest Among U.S. College Students bases its findings on data available through the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, which for 40 years has conducted the...

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Policymakers in Egypt Launch Global Entrepreneurship Week
Ortmans Jonathan
11/19/2009
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In Cairo, the Minister of Education, the President of the Financial Supervisory Authority and other high-ranking officials gathered on November 15 for the Launch of the Global Entrepreneurship Week. At this event, participants shared knowledge on how to build an entrepreneurial environment. Egyptian leaders tapped...

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The Economic Impact on Firm Starts and Exits
Marich Mark
11/19/2009
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As part of Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov. 16 – 22), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) today unveiled the first indications of how the economic slump has impacted entrepreneurship in the United States and 11 other countries in 2008 and most of 2009....

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President Obama Proclaims Support During Global Entrepreneurship Week
Marich Mark
11/20/2009
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As Global Entrepreneurship Week comes to a close in the US and 88 countries around the world, U.S. President Barack Obama has issued a proclamation supporting those efforts, proclaiming November 16 - 22 to be a national Entrepreneurship Week. In doing so, Obama called "upon...

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A Renaissance in Entrepreneurship Policy in the Middle East
Ortmans Jonathan
11/21/2009
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Throughout the Arab world, policymakers have been paying attention to the power of entrepreneurship. Hundreds of initiatives are being launched to encourage youth to innovate, learn marketable skills and start their own enterprises. The United Arab Emirates and the Arab Republic of Egypt rank among...

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Central and Eastern Europe: the Transition to Entrepreneurial Capitalism
Ortmans Jonathan
11/21/2009
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Austria was the last nation to officially sign up for Global Entrepreneurship Week this year and we are especially grateful to the Business Council for International Understanding (BCIU) who with little noticed organized one of our global Featured Events  - a forum on “Entrepreneurship and...

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This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy: No Hearings
Marich Mark
11/23/2009
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As Congress prepares for the long holiday weekend (and with all eyes onthe looming health care debate), no relevant hearings or meetings havebeen scheduled. The Senate next meets on November 30 & the House ofRepresentatives next meets December 1.

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Why Global Entrepreneurship Week Matters
Marich Mark
11/23/2009
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(photo courtesy of Pieter Glerum) Days before Global Entrepreneurship Week kicked off, a piece in BusinessWeek by two of the initiative's proponents made the case for why it pays to encourage entrepreneurship among young people around the globe. Written by PDE's Jonathan Ortmans and...

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The Strategy for Energy Innovation
Marich Mark
11/24/2009
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PDE staff attended a meeting on “Innovation and the Strategy for Renewable Energy” at the Woodrow Wilson Center. Our report of the event follows:The Tuesday Innovation Policy Discussion Group of the Woodrow Wilson and MIT hosted last week a meeting with Henry Kelly, Principal Deputy...

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The Challenges for Youth Entrepreneurship in Ghana
Marich Mark
11/30/2009
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The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) has recently released the first place winner of the 2009 CIPE International Essay Competition in the category of entrepreneurship and employment. The article by Saeed Mahmoud Jajah examines “The Current State of Youth Entrepreneurship in Ghana.”After Ghana attained...

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