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. 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. TOC:Introduction.- Entrepreneurship and Small business Policies under the Presidential Administrations of Presidents Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton: 1977 to 2001.- The Unintended Consequences of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act on Small Business.- The Impact of Sector Specialization on Entrepreneurial Activity.- Entrepreneurial Healthcare: a Study in State Policy Arbitrage.- Evaluating University Technology Transfer Offices.- Simulating the Impact of Policy on Entrepreneurship.- Putting the Entrepreneur Back into Development and Foreign Policy.- Innovation in Manufacturing.- The Entrepreneurship-Development Nexus.- Democratic Capitalism and Philanthropy in a Global Economy.- Index.
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