Bu makale, küçük ve orta ölçekli firmalarda girişimciliğin önemini ve girişimciliğin
ekonomik gelişme sürecindeki önemi tartışılacaktır. Girişimcilik, ekonomik
büyümeyi saglayan önemli faktörlerden biri olarak düşünülmektedir. Girişimciler üretim
süreçlerinde ve/veya yeni ürünlerle pazara girerek önemli yenilikler yapabilirler.
Küçük işletmeler, girişimciliğin kaynağı olarak değerlendirilirler. İstihdam olanaklarının,
gelir düzeyinin artmasına ve yenilikçiliğe katkıda bulunarak, rekabet gücünün
Schumpeter girişimcileri genellikle küçük işletmelerde bulunurlar. Ekonomik geliş-
meye en azından dört alanda katkıda bulunurlar: küçük işletmeler girişimcidirler,
onlar önemli yenilikçi faaliyetlerin kaynağıdırlar ve teknolojiyi geliştirme sürecinde
önemli rolleri vardır, onlar sanayileşmeye katkıda bulunurlar ve son yıllarda yeni
yaratılan mesleklerin oluşumunda önemli katkıları vardır.
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