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Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Policy

Edited by David B. Audretsch, Distinguished Professor and Ameritech Chair of Economic Development, Indiana University, Bloomington, US, Isabel Grilo, DG Enterprise and Industry, European Commission, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium and GREMARS, Université de Lille 3, France and A. Roy Thurik, Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurship, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands and Scientific Advisor of EIM Business and Policy Research (a member of Panteia), Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
This unique Handbook provides a solid foundation for essential study in the nascent field of entrepreneurship policy research.

This foundation is initially developed via the exploration of two significant propositions underpinning the nature of entrepreneurship policy research. The first is that entrepreneurship has emerged as a bona fide focus of public policy, particularly with respect to economic growth and employment creation. The second is that neither scholars nor policy makers are presently equipped to understand the public policy role for entrepreneurship.
In Association with the Max Planck Institute of Economics and EIM Business & Policy Research (A Panteia Company)
Extent: 256 pp
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Publication Date: 2007
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This unique Handbook provides a solid foundation for essential study in the nascent field of entrepreneurship policy research.

This foundation is initially developed via the exploration of two significant propositions underpinning the nature of entrepreneurship policy research. The first is that entrepreneurship has emerged as a bona fide focus of public policy, particularly with respect to economic growth and employment creation. The second is that neither scholars nor policy makers are presently equipped to understand the public policy role for entrepreneurship. The contributors – experienced scholars, specialist researchers and dynamic policy makers thus grapple with novel questions of considerable policy relevance that few have previously posed. The Handbook therefore provides some of the first crucial, systematic analyses of important issues, and key questions to be raised in order to move entrepreneurship policy forward are also presented.

Written by academics and practitioners drawing examples from both North America and Europe, this stimulating new Handbook is a prerequisite for students, scholars and practitioners in the incipient world of entrepreneurship policy.
‘This book is a well written and handy source for readers. Additionally, it provides an overview of current issues relevant to the development of entrepreneurial policy, which is based on interesting case studies across a number of nations. . .’
– Dessy Irawati, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research

‘What is new in the world is the need to understand business dynamics; the entry, exit and growth of firms in the economy. This dynamic firm structure, as opposed to the static firm structure that dominated past thinking, has spurred an outpouring of research. The heart of the issue is that while many have identified the importance of business dynamics (entry and exit) we have only recently taken a closer look at the ecological system in which some companies must die for others to thrive. Entrepreneurs are the predators of this system. Public policy in an entrepreneurial economy (dynamic) must limit the forces that prevent firm exit and foster the forces that promote firm entry. This book makes an important contribution to the debate.’
– Zoltán J. Ács, George Mason University, US
Contributors: D.B. Audretsch, P.E. Auerswald, I.A.M. Beckmann, F.J. Green, I. Grilo, M. Henrekson, A.N. Hoffmann, M. Hülsbeck, E.E. Lehmann, A.N. Link, A. Lundström, S.C. Parker, J. Roine, D.S. Siegel, L. Stevenson, D.J. Storey, A.R. Thurik, C.W. Wessner
Contents:

1. Explaining Entrepreneurship and the Role of Policy: A Framework
David B. Audretsch, Isabel Grilo and A. Roy Thurik

2. The Simple Economics of Technology Entrepreneurship: Market Failure Reconsidered
Philip E. Auerswald

3. From Small Business to Entrepreneurship Policy
David B. Audretsch and Iris A.M. Beckmann

4. Policymakers Beware!
Simon C. Parker

5. Promoting Entrepreneurship in the Welfare State
Magnus Henrekson and Jesper Roine

6. Dressing the Emperor: The Fabric of Entrepreneurship Policy
Lois Stevenson and Anders Lundström

7. Public Policy and Entrepreneurship
Albert N. Link

8. A Rough Guide to Entrepreneurship Policy
Anders N. Hoffmann

9. Government Programs to Encourage Innovation by Start-ups and SMEs: The Role of US Innovation Awards
Charles W. Wessner

10. Quantitative and Qualitative Studies of University Technology Transfer: Synthesis and Policy Recommendations
Donald S. Siegel

11. Entrepreneurship Policy in Bavaria: Between Laptop and Lederhosen
Marcel Hülsbeck and Erik E. Lehmann

12. Issues in Evaluation: The Case of Shell Livewire
Francis J. Green and David J. Storey

Index