International Studies in Entrepreneurship

Public Policy in an Entrepreneurial Economy

Creating the Conditions for Business Growth

Editors: Acs, Zoltan J., Stough, Roger R. (Eds.)

  • Asserts no such thing as “entrepreneurship policy”, only policy in entrepreneurship economy, and considers implications of approach for research, practice, and policymaking
  • Presents policy recommendations designed to promote entrepreneurship
  • Considers timely issues like impact of securities regulation, educational policy and intellectual property protection on entrepreneurship
  • Cutting-edge research from GMU School of Public Policy, leader in the field
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About this book

In recent years there has been increased focus on understanding the dynamic relationships among entrepreneurship, policymaking, and economic growth. At the heart of research, debate, and practical application is the question: "Under what conditions can entrepreneurship flourish?" And the corollary: "To what degree does encouraging entrepreneurship result in economic growth?" A popular response is to argue for "entrepreneurship policy"—that is, targeted policies that are designed to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and small business creation. To the editors and contributors of this volume, that approach is fundamentally flawed. They argue that there is no such thing as a discrete entrepreneurship policy; instead, there is only policymaking in the context of an entrepreneurial economy. In other words, all policies—from education and tax reform to securities regulation to immigration—should create an environment that is conducive to entrepreneurship. Presenting new research on such timely topics as health care policy, technology transfer, and intellectual property rights, they build a case for creating the conditions that will motivate entrepreneurs to launch and sustain new businesses. In the process, the book addresses policies operating at the individual, national, regional, and international levels, and offers a unique perspective on several institutional structures that enhance entrepreneurship and economic growth.

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From the reviews: “Acs and Stough’s collection of essays … adopts a narrower view and focuses on the relationships between entrepreneurship, economic growth and public policy. The central thesis that provides the recurring theme throughout the book posits that … policy-makers should focus on creating an environment that is conducive to entrepreneurship. … The collection also discusses the thesis from a variety of thematic angles. … it is worth reading for scholars and students interested in entrepreneurship, economic development and public policy.” (Teemu Kautonen and Ewald Kibler, International Small Business Journal, Vol. 28 (1), 2010)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction to Public Policy in an Entrepreneurial Society

    Acs, Zoltan J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Entrepreneurship and Small Business Policies under the Presidential Administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton: 1977 to 2001

    Le, Linda

    Pages 23-65

  • The Unintended Consequences of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on Small Business

    Wang, Jiamin

    Pages 67-93

  • The Impact of Sector Specialization on Entrepreneurial Activity

    Qian, Haifeng (et al.)

    Pages 95-115

  • Entrepreneurial Healthcare: A Study in State Policy Arbitrage

    Jackson, Scott

    Pages 117-137

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Policy in an Entrepreneurial Economy
Book Subtitle
Creating the Conditions for Business Growth
Editors
  • Zoltan J. Acs
  • Roger R. Stough
Series Title
International Studies in Entrepreneurship
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-72663-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-72663-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-72662-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2487-2
Series ISSN
1572-1922
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 300
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