Entrepreneurship and Regional Development

The International Library of Entrepreneurship series

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

Entrepreneurship and regional development can be addressed from many different angles: clusters, creativity and human capital. Professor Acs, a distinguished researcher in this field, approaches this debate through technology. Technological change can be regarded as the most important factor in long-run macroeconomic growth. It has been argued in new growth theory that the technological element of the growth process results from the profit-motivated choices of economic agents. This important volume makes an essential contribution to this debate by presenting an authoritative selection of the most significant published work on entrepreneurship and regional economic growth.

‘. . . Ács compiled an impressive amount of knowledge about the connections between entrepreneurship and urban and regional economic development. The book combines contributions from the best thinkers in the field of entrepreneurship studies and it is a must read for every scholar and student interested in the topic.’
– Heike Mayer, Journal of Planning Education and Research

‘The relationship between entrepreneurship, technology, knowledge and growth at a regional level is complicated and for research sometimes even uneasy. This volume brings together contributions from recognized scholars with the aim to offer a pluriform panorama and new horizons on entrepreneurial activity and regional (or urban) development. It forms a brilliant composition that no doubt will leave its footprints among the research community and practitioners at large.’
– Peter Nijkamp, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010 640 pp Hardback 978 1 84844 978 7 £328.50 £252.00 $328.50 $365.00

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