The Role of Innovative Entrepreneurship in Economic Development: A Study of G20 Countries

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty of Management Studies and Research (FMSR), Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India

2 Centre for Management Studies (CMS), Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi, India


Innovation and entrepreneurship are considered key factors of growth and survival of modern economies. According to Schumpeter (1934), “carrying out innovations is the only function which is fundamental in history". The review of recent studies reveals that high levels of newly growing up innovative firms are strongly related to economic growth (Stam, 2008).The vinculum of innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development is a matter of great interest at the present time. In 2013 first time a survey of more than 1,500 entrepreneurs across the G20 countries, which captures response on the key barriers and enablers of entrepreneurship as well as the rate of improvement in G20 countries on key facets of the entrepreneurial ecosystem was done. Given this context, the aim of this study is to explore the relation of Innovative Entrepreneurship and economic growth and its role in economic development of G20 member countries. For this, an overview of literature regarding the impact of innovation and entrepreneurship on economic development is discussed. Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) is used for data analysis.