Entrepreneurship and Technology Policy


Entrepreneurship and Technology Policy

9781845423087 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Albert N. Link,Virginia Batte Phillips Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, US
Publication Date: 2006 ISBN: 978 1 84542 308 7 Extent: 384 pp
The terms entrepreneur and entrepreneurship take on a very specific and somewhat narrow meaning with regard to the connection between entrepreneurship and technology policy. In the context of this volume, entrepreneurship is defined to refer to the innovative and risk taking activities that are specific to small firms.

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The terms ‘entrepreneur’ and ‘entrepreneurship’ take on a very specific and somewhat narrow meaning with regard to the connection between entrepreneurship and technology policy. In the context of this volume, entrepreneurship is defined to refer to the innovative and risk taking activities that are specific to small firms.

This authoritative volume is divided into four parts: Government’s Direct Support of R&D, Government’s Leveraging of R&D, Government’s Infrastructure Policies, and Knowledge Flows from Universities and Laboratories. Most of the journal articles are relatively new, being published since the mid- to late-1990s, but these key articles represent what could become the cornerstone for all future research related to entrepreneurship and technology policy.
Critical Acclaim
‘This is the fourth volume in Edward Elgar’s excellent series The International Library of Entrepreneurship, edited overall by David Audretsch. The stated purpose of the series is to bring together key articles from leading academics in specific areas, thereby providing a framework to underpin entrepreneurship as an important field of scholarship. . . it [this book] does stand up very well as an individual purchase in an important area that is not so well covered elsewhere. . . There is a great deal here that is accessible to the general reader, particularly one who is new to the area. . . As an academic, I would use it as a starting point for dissertation students at Master’s and undergraduate levels, as well as Master’s students on specialist courses in technology, its management and policy issues. . .’
– Lorraine Warren, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

‘Too many policymakers have underestimated the fecundity of new and small enterprises in pushing outward the frontiers of technology. This volume collects a rich harvest of studies on small firms’ technical contributions and how they are amplified through the support of university researchers and government.’
– F.M. Scherer, Harvard University and Princeton University, US
23 articles, dating from 1987 to 2004
Contributors include: W.M. Cohen, B.H. Hall, J. Lerner, R.R. Nelson, S.J. Wallsten
Introduction Albert N. Link
1. Ian Moore and Elizabeth Garnsey (1993), ‘Funding for Innovation in Small Firms: The Role of Government’
2. Josh Lerner (1999), ‘The Government as Venture Capitalist: The Long-Run Impact of the SBIR Program’
3. Scott J. Wallsten (2000), ‘The Effects of Government-Industry R&D Programs on Private R&D: The Case of the Small Business Innovation Research Program’
4. David B. Audretsch, Albert N. Link and John T. Scott (2002), ‘Public/Private Technology Partnerships: Evaluating SBIR-Supported Research’
5. David B. Audretsch (2003), ‘Standing on the Shoulders of Midgets: The U.S. Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR)’
6. Renata Lèbre La Rovere (1998), ‘Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and IT Diffusion Policies in Europe’
7. Erik Brouwer and Alfred Kleinknecht (1999), ‘Innovative Output, and a Firm’s Propensity to Patent. An Exploration of CIS Micro Data’
8. G. Bruce Hartmann and John Masten (2000), ‘Profiles of State Technological Transfer Structure and Its Impact on Small Manufacturers’
9. Albert N. Link and John T. Scott (2001), ‘Public/Private Partnerships: Stimulating Competition in a Dynamic Market’
10. David North, David Smallbone and Ian Vickers (2001), ‘Public Sector Support for Innovating SMEs’
11. Anthony Arundel (2001), ‘The Relative Effectiveness of Patents and Secrecy for Appropriation’
12. Maryann P. Feldman and Maryellen R. Kelley (2003), ‘Leveraging Research and Development: Assessing the Impact of the U.S. Advanced Technology Program’
13. Benoît Leleux and Bernard Surlemont (2003), ‘Public Versus Private Venture Capital: Seeding or Crowding Out? A Pan-European Analysis’
14. Anne-Marie Maculan and Deborah Moraes Zouain (1999), ‘Changes in Brazilian Public R&D Institutions Management: The National Institute of Technology Case-Study’
15. Ronald S. Jarmin (1999), ‘Evaluating the Impact of Manufacturing Extension on Productivity Growth’
16. Philip Shapira (2001), ‘US Manufacturing Extension Partnerships: Technology Policy Reinvented?’
17. Spyros Arvanitis, Heinz Hollenstein and Stephan Lenz (2002), ‘The Effectiveness of Government Promotion of Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (AMT): An Economic Analysis Based on Swiss Micro Data’
18. Dennis Patrick Leyden and Albert N. Link (2004), ‘Transmission of Risk-Averse Behavior in Small Firms’
19. Jérôme Doutriaux (1987), ‘Growth Pattern of Academic Entrepreneurial Firms’
20. Magnus Klofsten, Dylan Jones-Evans and Carina Schärberg (1999), ‘Growing the Linköping Technopole – A Longitudinal Study of Triple Helix Development in Sweden’
21. Albert N. Link and John Rees (1990), ‘Firm Size, University Based Research, and the Returns to R&D’
22. Wesley M. Cohen, Richard R. Nelson and John P. Walsh (2002), ‘Links and Impacts: The Influence of Public Research on Industrial R&D’
23. Bronwyn H. Hall, Albert N. Link and John T. Scott (2003), ‘Universities as Research Partners’
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