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The Knowledge Spillover Theory of Entrepreneurship

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
With this selection of previously published articles, Professor Acs provides a guided tour to the leading ideas in knowledge spillover theory. The volume not only includes some of the foundational writings on the use of knowledge in business and industry, but also brings us right up to date with some seminal articles illustrating the latest thinking on entrepreneurship, the knowledge spillover theory and the knowledge filter.
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Publication Date: 2010
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Knowledge Management
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Knowledge Management
With this selection of previously published articles, Professor Acs provides a guided tour to the leading ideas in knowledge spillover theory. The volume not only includes some of the foundational writings on the use of knowledge in business and industry, but also brings us right up to date with some seminal articles illustrating the latest thinking on entrepreneurship, the knowledge spillover theory and the knowledge filter.

Professor Acs has written a new, authoritative introduction, which provides a comprehensive overview and informative discussion of the subject.
‘The Knowledge Spillover Theory of Entrepreneurship stands as a welcome contribution to entrepreneurship and management literature.’
– James Cunningham, Journal of Entrepreneurship
35 articles, dating from 1945 to 2008
Contributors include: P. Aghion, K.J. Arrow, W.J. Baumol, R. Henderson, A. Jaffe, B. Jovanovic, R.E. Lucas, Jr., J. Schumpeter, S. Shane, L. Zucker
Contents:

Acknowledgements

Introduction The Search for Intra-temporal Knowledge Spillovers Zoltan J. Acs

PART I KNOWLEDGE
1. F.A. Hayek (1945), ‘The Use of Knowledge in Society’
2. Joseph A. Schumpeter (1947), ‘The Creative Response in Economic History’
3. Kenneth J. Arrow (1962), ‘Economic Welfare and the Allocation of Resources for Invention’
4. William J. Baumol (1968), ‘Entrepreneurship in Economic Theory’
5. Harvey Leibenstein (1968), ‘Entrepreneurship and Development’

PART II KNOWLEDGE AND THE FIRM
6. Robert E. Lucas, Jr. (1978), ‘On the Size and Distribution of Business Firms’
7. Zvi Griliches (1979), ‘Issues in Assessing the Contribution of Research and Development to Productivity Growth’
8. Boyan Jovanovic (1982), ‘Selection and the Evolution of Industry’
9. Ariél Pakes and Shmuel Nitzan (1983), ‘Optimum Contracts for Research Personnel, Research Employment, and the Establishment of “Rival” Enterprises’
10. Zoltan J. Acs and David B. Audretsch (1988), ‘Innovation in Large and Small Firms: An Empirical Analysis’
11. David S. Evans and Boyan Jovanovic (1989), ‘An Estimated Model of Entrepreneurial Choice under Liquidity Constraints’

PART III ENDOGENOUS TECHNICAL CHANGE
12. Paul M. Romer (1990), ‘Endogenous Technological Change’
13. Paul S. Segerstrom, T.C.A. Anant and Elias Dinopoulos (1990), ‘A Schumpeterian Model of the Product Life Cycle’
14. Philippe Aghion and Peter Howitt (1992), ‘A Model of Growth through Creative Destruction’

PART IV INTRA-TEMPORAL KNOWLEDGE SPILLOVERS
15. Adam B. Jaffe (1989), ‘Real Effects of Academic Research’
16. Adam B. Jaffe, Manuel Trajtenberg and Rebecca Henderson (1993), ‘Geographic Localization of Knowledge Spillovers as Evidenced by Patent Citations’
17. Zoltan J. Acs, David B. Audretsch and Maryann P. Feldman (1994), ‘R&D Spillovers and Recipient Firm Size’
18. Luc Anselin, Attila Varga and Zoltan Acs (1997), ‘Local Geographic Spillovers between University Research and High Technology Innovation’
19. Peter Thompson and Melanie Fox-Kean (2005), ‘Patent Citations and the Geography of Knowledge Spillovers: A Reassessment’

PART V KNOWLEDGE SPILLOVERS AND NEW FIRM FORMATION
20. James J. Anton and Dennis A. Yao (1994), ‘Expropriation and Inventions: Appropriable Rents in the Absence of Property Rights’
21. Lynne G. Zucker, Michael R. Darby and Marilynn B. Brewer (1998), ‘Intellectual Human Capital and the Birth of U.S. Biotechnology Enterprises’
22. David B. Audretsch (1995), ‘New Firms’
23. Scott Shane (2001), ‘Technological Opportunities and New Firm Creation’
24. Boyan Jovanovic (2001), ‘New Technology and The Small Firm’
25. Zoltan J. Acs and Attila Varga (2002), ‘Geography, Endogenous Growth, and Innovation’
26. Claudio Michelacci (2003), ‘Low Returns in R&D Due to the Lack of Entrepreneurial Skills’

PART VI THEORETICAL EXTENSIONS AND EVIDENCE
27. Bo Carlsson, Zoltan J. Acs, David B. Audretsch and Pontus Braunerhjelm (2009), ‘Knowledge Creation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Growth: A Historical Review’
28. Zoltan J. Acs, Pontus Braunerhjelm, David B. Audretsch and Bo Carlsson (2009), ‘The Knowledge Spillover Theory of Entrepreneurship’
29. Zoltan Acs, Lawrence A. Plummer and Ryan Sutter (2009), ‘Penetrating the Knowledge Filter in “Rust Belt” Economies’
30. David B. Audretsch and Erik E. Lehmann (2005), ‘Does the Knowledge Spillover Theory of Entrepreneurship Hold for Regions?’
31. Zoltan J. Acs and Attila Varga (2005), ‘Entrepreneurship, Agglomeration and Technological Change’

PART VII THE ENTREPRENEUR
32. Edward P. Lazear (2005), ‘Entrepreneurship’
33. Jarle Møen (2005), ‘Is Mobility of Technical Personnel a Source of R&D Spillovers?’
34. Thomas Hellmann (2007), ‘When Do Employees Become Entrepreneurs?’
35. Hans K. Hvide (2009), ‘The Quality of Entrepreneurs’

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