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By Zoltan J. Acs, David B. Audretsch, Robert J. Strom

Whereas the general public coverage neighborhood has grew to become to entrepreneurship to take care of, fix, or generate fiscal prosperity, the economics occupation has been remarkably taciturn in delivering advice for public coverage for figuring out the hyperlinks among entrepreneurship and monetary progress in addition to for framing and weighing coverage concerns and judgements. the aim of this quantity is to supply a lens wherein public coverage judgements concerning entrepreneurship should be guided and analyzed. specifically, this quantity offers insights from prime learn in regards to the hyperlinks among entrepreneurship, innovation, and monetary development that make clear implications for public coverage. The booklet makes transparent either how and why small businesses and entrepreneurship have emerged as an important to financial development, employment, and competitiveness in addition to the mandate for public coverage within the entrepreneurial society.

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As part of this effort, they seek to exclude foreign investment, the most promising instrument of economic expansion in their countries. Still, in these societies the government and the ruling elites may seek to promote some modest growth as a peripheral objective to keep the natives from rebelling and overthrowing the regime. 4. State-Guided Capitalism This second form of capitalism, entailing much government intervention in the economy, is found most frequently in developing countries whose governments target certain industries where low cost, but highly productive labor, coupled with somewhat advanced technology, can generate considerable employment.

30 William J. Baumol, Robert Litan, and Carl Schramm But the critical Achilles heel of big-firm capitalism lies in its tendency toward sclerosis, especially if the large firms that dominate it are successful in thwarting competition. In that event, the drive for continued improvement may wane. The quest for job security can become the highest priority. It is not an accident that in the leading exemplars of big-firm capitalism – continental Europe and Japan – labor markets are rigid, employment security is taken for granted, and firing is rare.

2000. See Phelps, 2000. See also Phelps and Zoega, 2001, secs. 1 and 5. This is the hypothesis in Phelps, 1999. 38 Edmund S. 1. Schumpeter’s Extensions of the Classical Model As noted in Chapter 1, Joseph A. Schumpeter, in his groundbreaking 1911 book, sketched a model of economic change through innovations internal to the markets of capitalist economies:9 An innovation was a new commercial development, a ‘‘new combination of productive means,’’ and not to be confused with past inventions and discoveries by scientists and engineers, which were economically barren until subsequent innovations made application of them.

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