Are Small Firms Important? Their Role and Impact

Editors: Ackermann, Stephen J. (Ed.)

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Are Small Firms Important? Their Role and Impact proposes and supports the claim that small firms make two indispensable contributions to the economy. First, they are an integral part of the renewal process that pervades market economies. New and small firms play a crucial role in experimentation and innovation that leads to technological change, productivity and economic growth. Second, small firms are the essential mechanism by which millions enter the economic and social mainstream of American society. The public policy implications for sustained economic growth and social well-being is the continued high-level creation of new and small firms by all segments of society. It should be the role of government policy to facilitate that process by eliminating entry barriers, lowering transaction costs, and minimizing regulation.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The New American Evolution

    Acs, Zoltan J.

    Pages 1-20

  • Small Firms and Efficiency

    Audretsch, David B.

    Pages 21-37

  • Semiconductor Startups and The Exploration of New Technological Territory

    Almeida, Paul

    Pages 39-50

  • Entry, Innovation and Firm Growth

    Baldwin, John R. (et al.)

    Pages 51-77

  • Small Business and Job Creation in The United States: The Role of New and Young Businesses

    Haltiwanger, John (et al.)

    Pages 79-97

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Are Small Firms Important? Their Role and Impact
Editors
  • Stephen J. Ackermann
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4615-5173-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4615-5173-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-8415-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4613-7356-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 177
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