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Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Public Policy
     

Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Public Policy

by Zoltan J. Acs
 

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ISBN-10: 0521894921

ISBN-13: 9780521894920

Pub. Date: 02/28/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

While the public policy community has turned to entrepreneurship to maintain, restore, or generate economic prosperity, the economics profession has been remarkably taciturn in providing guidance for public policy for understanding the links between entrepreneurship and economic growth as well as for framing and weighing policy issues and decisions. The purpose of

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While the public policy community has turned to entrepreneurship to maintain, restore, or generate economic prosperity, the economics profession has been remarkably taciturn in providing guidance for public policy for understanding the links between entrepreneurship and economic growth as well as for framing and weighing policy issues and decisions. The purpose of this volume is to provide a lens through which public policy decisions involving entrepreneurship can be guided and analyzed. In particular, this volume provides insights from leading research concerning the links between entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic growth that shed light on implications for public policy. The book makes clear both how and why small firms and entrepreneurship have emerged as crucial to economic growth, employment, and competitiveness as well as the mandate for public policy in the entrepreneurial society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521894920
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2009
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction to entrepreneurship, growth and public policy Zoltan J. Acs, David B. Audretsch and Robert Strom; Part I. The Role of Entrepreneurship in Innovation: 2. Capitalism: growth miracle maker, growth saboteur William J. Baumol, Robert Litan and Carl Schramm; 3. Toward a model of innovation and performance along the lines of Knight, Keynes, Hayek and M. Polany Edmund S. Phelps; 4. Advance of total factor productivity from entrepreneurial innovations Paul A. Samuelson; 5. Silicon Valley - a chip off the old Detroit bloc Steven Klepper; Part II. Linking Entrepreneurship to Growth: 6. Entrepreneurship and job growth John Haltiwanger; 7. Entrepreneurship at American universities Nathan Rosenberg; 8. The knowledge filter and economic growth: the role of scientist entrepreneurship David B. Audretsch, Taylor Aldridge and Alexander Oettl; 9. Why entrepreneurship matters for growth Max Keilbach; Part III. Policy: 10. On entrepreneurship, economic growth and policy Roy Thurik; 11. The Bayh-Dole Act and high-technology entrepreneurship in the United States during the 1980s and 1990s David C. Mowery; 12. Academic entrepreneurship in Europe: a different perspective Mirjam van Praag; 13. Creating an entrepreneurial economy: the role of public policy Heike Grimm; 14. Entrepreneurial capitalism in capitalist development: toward a synthesis of capitalist development and the economy as a whole Zoltan J. Acs.

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