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The 1999 employment action plan: interpretation of the entrepreneurship pillar in the UK

Hollywood, Emma, Wallis, E and Winterton, J (2000) The 1999 employment action plan: interpretation of the entrepreneurship pillar in the UK. In: Contested territory. Entrepreneurship in the European Employment Strategy. European Trade Union Institute, Brussels. ISBN 2930143606

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This project examined in detail the Entrepreneurship pillar of the European Employment Strategy. The project addressed the role of Entrepreneurship as a tool for job creation in the UK focusing on the relationship between entrepreneurship and SMEs and Self-employment.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 2930143606
Additional Information: Book abstract: This is the second publication by the ETUI and SALTSA programme on entrepreneurship in the European employment strategy. It examines the experience of six EU Member States (the Netherlands, France, the UK, Spain, Finland and Germany) in implementing the entrepreneurship pillar of the European employment policy guidelines. It is intended as a contribution to the broader task of monitoring the European employment strategy. The “contested territory” of the title refers to the concept of entrepreneurship itself. While employment policy in general has been a major concern of trade unions for many years, entrepreneurship has not been seen as a domain where they have much to contribute. In contesting this assumption the book draws attention to the possibility of a more imaginative approach to the entrepreneurship pillar than most Member States have adopted. This book is the result of cooperation between the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI), the Swedish National Institute for Working Life (NIWL) and the three Swedish trade union confederations LO, TCO and SACO, in the framework of the Saltsa programme. SALTSA is the Swedish acronym for their joint research programme on working life in Europe.
Uncontrolled Keywords: European Employment Strategy; Entrepreneurship; Self-employment; SMEs.
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 658 General management
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Item ID: 2468
Depositing User: Users 9 not found.
Date Deposited: 22 Jan 2009 17:02
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2014 12:05
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/2468

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