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Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

Edited by Zoltán J. Ács, Professor, London School of Economics and Political Science and University Professor, School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, George Mason University, US
Entrepreneurship and regional development can be addressed from many different angles: clusters, creativity and human capital. Professor Acs, a distinguished researcher in this field, approaches this debate through technology. Technological change can be regarded as the most important factor in long-run macroeconomic growth. It has been argued in new growth theory that the technological element of the growth process results from the profit-motivated choices of economic agents. This important volume makes an essential contribution to this debate by presenting an authoritative selection of the most significant published work on entrepreneurship and regional economic growth.
Extent: 640 pp
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Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 978 1 84844 978 7
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics of Entrepreneurship
  • Regional Economics
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Regional Economics
Entrepreneurship and regional development can be addressed from many different angles: clusters, creativity and human capital. Professor Acs, a distinguished researcher in this field, approaches this debate through technology. Technological change can be regarded as the most important factor in long-run macroeconomic growth. It has been argued in new growth theory that the technological element of the growth process results from the profit-motivated choices of economic agents. This important volume makes an essential contribution to this debate by presenting an authoritative selection of the most significant published work on entrepreneurship and regional economic growth.
‘. . . Ács compiled an impressive amount of knowledge about the connections between entrepreneurship and urban and regional economic development. The book combines contributions from the best thinkers in the field of entrepreneurship studies and it is a must read for every scholar and student interested in the topic.’
– Heike Mayer, Journal of Planning Education and Research

‘The relationship between entrepreneurship, technology, knowledge and growth at a regional level is complicated and for research sometimes even uneasy. This volume brings together contributions from recognized scholars with the aim to offer a pluriform panorama and new horizons on entrepreneurial activity and regional (or urban) development. It forms a brilliant composition that no doubt will leave its footprints among the research community and practitioners at large.’
– Peter Nijkamp, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
27 articles, dating from 1989 to 2009
Contributors include: T.J. Bartik, G. Dumais, M.P Feldman, E.L. Glaeser, D. Holtz-Eakin, P. Mueller, M.E Porter, P.D Reynolds, H.O. Rocha, A.J. Scott
Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction Zoltan J. Acs

PART I OVERVIEW
1. Sander Wennekers and Roy Thurik (1999), ‘Linking Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth’
2. Edward J. Malecki (1994), ‘Entrepreneurship in Regional and Local Development’
3. Allen J. Scott (2006), ‘Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Industrial Development: Geography and the Creative Field Revisited’

PART II THEORIES
4. James A. Schmitz, Jr. (1989), ‘Imitation, Entrepreneurship, and Long-Run Growth’
5. Michael E. Porter (1998), ‘Clusters and the New Economics of Competition’
6. David B. Audretsch and Max Keilbach (2004), ‘Entrepreneurship Capital and Economic Performance’
7. Zoltan J. Acs, Pontus Braunerhjelm, David B. Audretsch and Bo Carlsson (2009), ‘The Knowledge Spillover Theory of Entrepreneurship’

PART III REGIONAL VARIATIONS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP
8. Timothy J. Bartik (1989), ‘Small Business Start-Ups in the United States: Estimates of the Effects of Characteristics of States’
9. Paul Reynolds, David J. Storey and Paul Westhead (1994), ‘Cross-national Comparisons of the Variation in New Firm Formation Rates’
10. Toby Stuart and Olav Sorenson (2003), ‘The Geography of Opportunity: Spatial Heterogeneity in Founding Rates and the Performance of Biotechnology Firms’
11. Zoltan J. Acs and Catherine Armington (2004), ‘The Impact of Geographic Differences in Human Captial on Service Firm Formation Rates’

PART IV ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REGIONAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH
12. Paul D. Reynolds (1999), ‘Creative Destruction: Source or Symptom of Economic Growth?’
13. David B. Audretsch and Michael Fritsch (2002), ‘Growth Regimes over Time and Space’
14. Zoltan J. Acs and Catherine Armington (2004), ‘Employment Growth and Entrepreneurial Activity in Cities’
15. Pamela Mueller, André van Stel and David J. Storey (2008), ‘The Effects of New Firm Formation on Regional Development Over Time: The Case of Great Britain’

PART V ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REGIONAL PRODUCTIVITY GROWTH
16. Douglas Holtz-Eakin and Chihwa Kao (2003), ‘Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth: The Proof is in the Productivity’
17. Richard Disney, Jonathan Haskel and Ylva Heden (2003), ‘Restructuring and Productivity Growth in UK Manufacturing’
18. Luc Anselin, Attila Varga and Zoltan Acs (1997), ‘Local Geographic Spillovers between University Research and High Technology Innovations’

PART VI ENTREPRENEURSHIP, INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY
19. Zoltan J. Acs and Attila Varga (2005), ‘Entrepreneurship, Agglomeration and Technological Change’
20. David B. Audretsch and Erik E. Lehmann (2005), ‘Does the Knowledge Spillover Theory of Entrepreneurship Hold for Regions?’
21. Sam Youl Lee, Richard Florida and Zoltan J. Acs (2004), ‘Creativity and Entrepreneurship: A Regional Analysis of New Firm Formation’
22. Richard Florida (2003), ‘Entrepreneurship, Creativity, and Regional Economic Growth’

PART VII ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REGIONAL CLUSTERS
23. Maryann P. Feldman (2001), ‘The Entrepreneurial Event Revisited: Firm Formation in a Regional Context’
24. Hector O. Rocha (2004), ‘Entrepreneurship and Development: The Role of Clusters’
25. Rui Baptista and Peter Swann (1998), ‘Do Firms in Clusters Innovate More?’
26. Guy Dumais, Glenn Ellison and Edward L. Glaeser (2002), ‘Geographic Concentration as a Dynamic Process’

PART VIII POLICY
27. Zoltan Acs, Ed Glaeser, Robert Litan, Lee Fleming, Stephan Goetz, William Kerr, Steven Klepper, Stuart Rosenthal, Olav Sorenson and William Strange (2008), Entrepreneurship and Urban Success: Toward a Policy Consensus

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