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What is Promotion of Entrepreneurship

Handbook of Research on Ethics, Entrepreneurship, and Governance in Higher Education
To foster business initiatives to generate employment and economic growth.
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University Social Responsibility and Its Effects on the Promotion of Entrepreneurship and Growth: Small and Medium Enterprises in Chile
Alejandro Vega-Muñoz (Autonomous University of Chile, Chile), Claudia Martínez-Villanueva (University of Chile, Chile), and Guido Salazar-Sepúlveda (The Catholic University of the Most Holy Conception of the Virgin Mary, Chile)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5837-8.ch015
From a descriptive-functional paradigm, this study explores how universities contribute to the promotion of entrepreneurship and the growth of small and medium enterprises in Chile. This fact constitutes the first approximation to the phenomenon of installing a national network of business development centers driven by the Technical Cooperation Service (SERCOTEC, for its acronym in Spanish), a private law corporation and a body dependent on the Ministry of Economy, Development, and Tourism of Chile. The study uses a qualitative methodology of phenomenological order, and it concludes as of diverse experiences about the achievements evidenced by a group of sixteen business owners advised by these centers from different locations of Chile.
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