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Essays in Public Sector Entrepreneurship

  • David B. Audretsch
  • Albert N. Link


  • The first volume to provide economic and policy research in the field of public sector entrepreneurship

  • Covers polices from different countries that are broadly applicable

  • Examines the commonalities of different policies and their impact on economic development and growth


Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 34)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. David B. Audretsch, Albert N. Link
    Pages 1-4
  3. Aileen Richardson, David B. Audretsch, Taylor Aldridge
    Pages 5-66
  4. James A. Cunningham, Paul O’Reilly, Conor O’Kane, Vincent Mangematin
    Pages 67-94
  5. Aileen Richardson, David B. Audretsch, Taylor Aldridge, Venkata K. Nadella
    Pages 131-207
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 209-210

About this book


This book explores public sector entrepreneurship from an international perspective. It features essays from eminent scholars in the field addressing entrepreneurial public policies from different countries. Public sector entrepreneurship is at the cusp of becoming a watchword in international policy circles. This book is a pioneer volume in this emerging field and provides topics and policies that are broadly applicable across different economies.

Public sector entrepreneurship refers to innovative public policy initiatives that generate greater economic prosperity by transforming a status-quo economic environment into one that is more conducive to economic units engaging in creative activities in the face of uncertainty. In today’s economy, public sector entrepreneurship affects that transformation primarily by increasing the effectiveness of knowledge networks; that is, by increasing the heterogeneity of experiential ties among economic units and the ability of those same economic units to exploit such diversity.  Through policy initiatives that are characterized by public sector entrepreneurship, there will be more development of new technology and hence more innovation throughout the economy.


Public Sector Entrepreneurship Innovation Policy Technology Policy Small Business Economic Growth Knowledge Economy Public Goods Externalities

Editors and affiliations

  • David B. Audretsch
    • 1
  • Albert N. Link
    • 2
  1. 1.Indiana UniversitySchool of Public & Environmental AffairsBLOOMINGTONUSA
  2. 2.University of North Carolina at GreensboGreensboroUSA

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