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Promoting entrepreneurship – changing attitudes or behaviour?

Poul Dreisler (Associate Professor at the University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark.)
Per Blenker (Associate Professor at the University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark.)
Kent Nielsen (Associate Professor at the University of Aarhus, Aarhus, Denmark.)

Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development

ISSN: 1462-6004

Article publication date: 1 December 2003

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Abstract

The objective of this article is to analyse the Danish policies used to promote entrepreneurship during the last 30 years. The initiatives to promote entrepreneurship have been implemented as part of the Danish industrial policy. The initiatives are presented and ordered according to a model of planned social change, examining whether they are trying to create a change in attitudes or in behaviour or in both? This analysis has implications beyond the Danish case, as general reflections on entrepreneurship policy are induced from the analysis. It is argued that policy makers should reflect whether the target groups towards which policy initiatives are directed: first, have a positive or negative attitude towards entrepreneurship, and second, are engaged or not engaged in entrepreneurial action.

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Dreisler, P., Blenker, P. and Nielsen, K. (2003), "Promoting entrepreneurship – changing attitudes or behaviour?", Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, Vol. 10 No. 4, pp. 383-392. https://doi.org/10.1108/14626000310504693

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