The Economics of Entrepreneurship is an introductory, non-technical overview of what economics adds to our understanding of entrepreneurship. The author identifies issues that can resolved using economic analysis, presents the theoretical and empirical models that form the intellectual foundations of the economics of entrepreneurship, and reviews well-established theoretical contributions and empirical findings consistent with these models.
The Economics of Entrepreneurship provides details of the salient theoretical and empirical approaches that have been applied to entrepreneurship. These details are provided in a deliberately non-technical way in order to make the book as accessible to as wide an audience as possible. References are given to more detailed technical treatments of the issues which the interested reader can pursue if they wish.
About the Author
Simon C. Parker is Director of the Entrepreneurship Cross-Enterprise Leadership Centre at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. He is also Research Professor at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Germany, a fellow of the IZA Research Institute for the Study of Labour in Germany and a fellow of the Amsterdam Centre for Entrepreneurship.
Table of Contents1 Introduction 2 The kinds of questions asked 3 Canonical models in the Economics of Entrepreneurship 4 What we “know” 5 Topics for further research: What we don't know