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Joint Inter-Governmental Conference Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean & United Nations Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive Capacity Geneva 31 May 2013. Entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprise development: UNCTAD’s EMPRETEC Programme. Fiorina Mugione
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Joint Inter-Governmental ConferenceParliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean &United Nations Inter-Agency Cluster on Trade and Productive CapacityGeneva31 May 2013
Entrepreneurship and small and medium-sized enterprise development:UNCTAD’s EMPRETEC Programme
Enterprise Development Branch
As a result of the two-speed recovery from the economic crisis, entrepreneurial dynamism has been shifting towards developing countries…
Entrepreneurs positively evaluating current business opportunities, %
Source: UNCTAD analysis based onGlobal Entrepreneurship Monitor reports 2007–2012
Size of informal sector
(% of official GDP)
Source: Schneider, Buehn and Montenegro (2010)
108 countries enacted
201 regulatory reforms
Source: UNCTAD analysis, based on World Bank, Doing Business 2013
More than 300,000 empretecos have been trained globally, of which 30% are women
Opportunity-seeking and initiative
Entrepreneurs seek opportunities and take the initiative to transform them into business situations.
When most people tend to abandon an activity, successful entrepreneurs stick with it.
Fulfilling of commitments
Entrepreneurs keep their promises, no matter how great the personal sacrifice.
Demand for quality and efficiency
Entrepreneurs try to do something better, faster or cheaper.
Taking calculated risks is one of the primary concepts in entrepreneurship.
This is the most important competency because none of the rest will function without it. Entrepreneurs set goals and objectives which are meaningful and challenging.
Entrepreneurs gather information about their clients, suppliers, technology and opportunities.
Systematic planning and monitoring
Systematic behaviour means acting in a logical way. Planning is deciding what to do.
Monitoring means checking.
Persuasion and networking
Entrepreneurs influence other people to follow them or do something for them.
Independence and self-confidence
Entrepreneurs have a quiet self-assurance in their capability or potential to do something.