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Political Entrepreneurship

Regional Growth and Entrepreneurial Diversity in Sweden Edited by Charlie Karlsson, Professor Emeritus of the Economics of Technological Change, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University and Professor Emeritus of Industrial Economics, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Charlotte Silander, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, Department of Education and Daniel Silander, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Political Entrepreneurship explores the role of political entrepreneurs in regional growth and entrepreneurial diversity. The authors define a political entrepreneur as a politician, bureaucrat or officer within the publicly funded sector who encourages entrepreneurship for growth and employment using innovative approaches. This book aims to enrich the established research on entrepreneurship with in-depth knowledge of the conditions conducive for political entrepreneurship in Sweden.
Extent: 224 pp
Hardback Price: $120.00 Web: $108.00
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978 1 78536 349 8
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics of Entrepreneurship
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Regional Studies
Political Entrepreneurship explores the role of political entrepreneurs in regional growth and entrepreneurial diversity. The authors define a political entrepreneur as a politician, bureaucrat or officer within the publicly funded sector who encourages entrepreneurship for growth and employment using innovative approaches. This book aims to enrich the established research on entrepreneurship with in-depth knowledge of the conditions conducive for political entrepreneurship in Sweden.

Political entrepreneurs have the potential to be innovative and encourage entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial diversity by fundamentally challenging the prevailing formal and informal institutions. It is argued that, in times of economic stress, political entrepreneurship is essential to find new ways of promoting growth, employment and welfare. By using social science perspectives, this study complements the dominant business administration research on entrepreneurship by increasing our knowledge of the economic and political contexts in which entrepreneurship and private enterprise is conducted.

This book is essential reading for students, researchers and policymakers interested in politics, economics and entrepreneurship, as well as for those working in the public sector.
‘Policymakers, researchers and society at large struggle with ways in which policy can support entrepreneurship and business. There is a clear need for new and innovative policy tools. This collection of high-quality contributions puts political entrepreneurship at center stage, and illuminates the role the political entrepreneur could play in creating new and improved ways to develop and implement public support for entrepreneurship. The arguments are sound, and are presented and organized in a coherent way. The book is a pleasure to read and provides important insights.’
– Martin Andersson, Blekinge Institute of Technology, Research Institute of Industrial Economics and Lund University, Sweden
Contributors: D.E. Andersson, S. Andersson, A.E. Andersson, P. Assmo, C. Berggren, T. Bromander, C. Karlsson, M. Nilsson, C. Silander, D. Silander, P. Strömblad, M.-L. von Bergmann-Winberg, Y. von Friedrichs, E. Wihlborg
Contents:

1. The Political Entrepreneur for Regional Growth and Entrepreneurial Diversity
Daniel Silander and Charlotte Silander

2. The Political Entrepreneur
Daniel Silander

3. Legitimate and Legal Boundaries for Political Entrepreneurship
Staffan Andersson and Tobias Bromander

4. Political Entrepreneurship, Industrial Policy and Regional Growth
Charlie Karlsson

5. Political Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure and Regional Development
David E. Andersson and Åke E. Andersson

6. Political Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Growth in Rural Areas
Per Assmo and Elin Wihlborg

7. Political Entrepreneurs and Women´s Entrepreneurship
Charlotte Silander and Caroline Berggren

8. Political Entrepreneurs, Networking Women Entrepreneurs and Business Growth
Marie-Louise von Bergmann-Winberg and Yvonne von Friedrichs

9. Political Entrepreneurs and Immigrants’ Entrepreneurship
Per Strömblad

10. Political Entrepreneurs, Higher Education and Young Entrepreneurship
Martin Nilsson and Tobias Bromander

11. Political Entrepreneurship: final remarks
Daniel Silander and Charlotte Silander

Index