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.

‘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

2016 224 pp Hardback 978 1 78536 349 8 £89.00 £80.10 $129.00 $116.10

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