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Handbook of Research on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Edited by David B. Audretsch, Distinguished Professor and Ameritech Chair of Economic Development, Indiana University, Bloomington, US, Oliver Falck, Senior Researcher, Department of Human Capital and Innovation, Ifo Institute for Economic Research, University of Munich, Germany, Stephan Heblich, Department of Economics, University of Bristol, UK and Adam Lederer, DIW Berlin, Germany
Leading researchers use their outstanding expertise to investigate various aspects in the context of innovation and entrepreneurship such as growth, knowledge production and spillovers, technology transfer, the organization of the firm, industrial policy, financing, small firms and start-ups, and entrepreneurship education as well as the characteristics of the entrepreneur.
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Economics of Innovation
  • Organisational Innovation
This path-breaking Handbook analyses the foundations, social desirability, institutions and geography of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Leading researchers use their outstanding expertise to investigate various aspects in the context of innovation and entrepreneurship such as growth, knowledge production and spillovers, technology transfer, the organization of the firm, industrial policy, financing, small firms and start-ups, and entrepreneurship education as well as the characteristics of the entrepreneur.

There is much in this Handbook that will prove to be informative and stimulating, especially for academics and post-graduate students in economics and management. Those starting a PhD in innovation or entrepreneurship will find this book essential reading.
'An essential read for the students of entrepreneurship and for those who wish to pursue an entrepreneurial career in the near future. This handbook can be considered to be a reference point in seeking knowledge about how various aspects of the environment affect the whole dynamics of innovation and therefore entrepreneurship, and how innovation can manifest itself in various forms of social good and social evil.'
– The International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Contributors: Z.J. Acs, P. Aghion, D.B. Audretsch, G. Avnimelech, W.J. Baumol, W. Bönte, P. Braunerhjelm, U. Cantner, B. Carlsson, M. Dejardin, G. Duranton, A. Eisingerich, O. Falck, M.P. Feldman, K. Fogel, M. Fritsch, R. Gold, M. Guerzoni, D. Harhoff, S. Heblich, R.A. Jensen, M. Keilbach, W.R. Kerr, I.M. Kirzner, A. Kleinknecht, T. Kretschmer, K. Lee, A.N. Link, W. McCumber, R. Nanda, N. Nicolaou, B. Nooteboom, S.C. Parker, G. Pellegrino, M. Piva, S. Prantl, C.F. Sabel, A. Saxenian, S. Shane, D.S. Siegel, D.F. Spulber, E. Stam, G. van der Panne, M. van Praag, M. Vivarelli, C.W. Wessner
Contents:

Preface

PART I: THE SOCIAL DESIRABILITY OF INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
1. Invention and Social Entrepreneurship: Social Good and Social Evil
William J. Baumol

2. Between Useful and Useless Innovation: The Entrepreneurial Role
Israel M. Kirzner

3. Entrepreneurship and Rent-Seeking Behavior
Marcus Dejardin

4. Who Values the Status of the Entrepreneur?
Mirjam van Praag

PART II: INSTITUTIONS, INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
5. Industrial Policy, Entrepreneurship and Growth
Philippe Aghion

6. The Role of Patents and Licenses in Securing External Finance for Innovation
Dietmar Harhoff

7. Entry Regulation and Firm Entry: Evidence from German Reunification
Susanne Prantl

8. Financing Constraints and Entrepreneurship
William R. Kerr and Ramana Nanda

9. The New Argonauts and the Rise of Venture Capital in the ‘Periphery’
AnnaLee Saxenian and Charles F. Sabel

10. Institutional Impact on the Outreach and Profitability of Microfinance Organizations
Kathy Fogel, Kevin Lee and William McCumber

PART III: KNOWLEDGE, KNOWLEDGE SPILLOVERS, THE GEOGRAPHY OF INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP, AND GROWTH
11. Innovation in Cities: Classical and Random Urban Growth Models
Gilles Duranton

12. Knowledge Spillovers and the Geography of Innovation – Revisited: A 20 Years’ Perspective on the Field on Geography of Innovation
Maryann P. Feldman and Gil Avnimelech

13. Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Growth: Interdependencies, Irregularities and Regularities
Pontus Braunerhjelm

14. New Knowledge: The Driving Force of Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Bo Carlsson

15. Innovation, Entrepreneurship and the Search for Knowledge Spillovers
Zoltan J. Acs

16. Knowledge Spillover Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Growth
David B. Audretsch and Max Keilbach

PART IV: TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER, INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
17. Startup Firms from Research in US Universities
Richard A. Jensen

18. Universities as Research Partners: Entrepreneurial Explorations and Exploitations
Albert N. Link and Charles W. Wessner

19. The Rise of University Technology Transfer and Academic Entrepreneurship: Managerial and Policy Implications
Donald S. Siegel

20. The Innovator’s Decision: Entrepreneurship versus Technology Transfer
Daniel F. Spulber

21. What Do Scientists Think About Commercialization Activities?
Werner Bönte

PART V: FIRMS AND INNOVATION
22. Small Firms and Innovation
Simon C. Parker

23. Start-ups in Innovative Industries: Causes and Effects
Michael Fritsch

24. Innovation and the Evolution of Industries: A Tale of Incentives, Knowledge and Needs
Uwe Cantner and Marco Guerzoni

25. How Do Young Innovative Companies Innovate?
Gabriele Pellegrino, Mariacristina Piva and Marco Vivarelli

26. Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Institutions
Erik Stam and Bart Nooteboom

27. The Propensity to Patent an Innovation Comparing Entrepreneurial with Routinized Innovators
Alfred Kleinknecht and Gerben van der Panne

28. Business–Public Research Collaborations, Entrepreneurship and Market Orientation: Impact on Innovativeness in Regional Clusters
Andreas Eisingerich and Tobias Kretschmer

PART VI: THE MAKING OF THE ENTREPRENEUR
29. The Genetics of Entrepreneurship
Nicos Nicolaou and Scott Shane

30. Entrepreneurship Education
Oliver Falck, Robert Gold and Stephan Heblich

Index