Understanding the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Tunisia and Egypt


Article at a glance:

  • With the exception of information on financial barriers to growth, there is a considerable dearth of theoretical and empirical knowledge of entrepreneurship in Egypt and Tunisia and throughout the MENA region.
  • This research effort aims to produce empirical knowledge as well as critique the conceptualizations already developed for entrepreneurship in MENA and the developing world in general.
  • Given the structural and institutional constraints in the region, a comprehensive concept of entrepreneurship should tackle the overall ecosystem within which individual entrepreneurs and enterprises operate and examine where they interact with the regulatory, legal, and institutional frameworks.
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