About this book
Entrepreneurship Policy: Theory and Practice is the first book to fully analyze the construction of entrepreneurship policy, a rapidly-evolving area of policy about which little is known. From a study and assessment of the practices of governments in thirteen countries in Europe, North America and the Asia-Pacific region, this book fully describes the policy area and shares new tools and methods for better understanding and explaining the how and why of an entrepreneurship policy approach.
The work features a number of new methods which can be used to analyze and assess policy gaps and opportunities for future actions in the area and for understanding the most appropriate mix of policy options. Methods of note include the entrepreneurship policy comprehensiveness index and the context method. It presents a conceptual model describing the many factors which affect, in a dynamic way, the level of entrepreneurship in a country or region. It also describes a typology of entrepreneurship policy which will be useful to others in categorizing their policy approaches.
Unlike other research in the field of entrepreneurship where implications from research findings are used to suggest what policy actions should be taken to increase the level of entrepreneurship in an economy, this study is based on what entrepreneurship policy actions are being taken. This is a unique book in the field in that it points the way forward both for policymakers and for the research community in terms of thinking about entrepreneurship policy and the complex issues surrounding its development.
- Book Title Entrepreneurship Policy: Theory and Practice
- Series Title International Studies in Entrepreneurship
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b104813
- Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2005
- Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
- eBook Packages Business and Economics Business and Management (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-24140-1
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-3693-6
- eBook ISBN 978-0-387-24202-6
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XIV, 310
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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"If you are interested in encouraging entrepreneurship in your country, this is the book you should read. Based on actual experience in 13 countries, it provides guidance on how to think about, structure, implement, and evaluate a policy that will get you there."
Dr. David Birch, Economist and entrepreneur, Boston, USA
"Lundström and Stevenson have written a "tour de force". They have taken a set of disparate initiatives which seem to have evolved in an ad-hoc manner and weaved them together in a coherent manner. No longer can governments justify consideration of Entrepreneurship policy on the grounds that it lacks intellectual rigour and evidence of effectiveness."
Dr. David Storey, Director, Centre for Small Business, University of Warwick, UK
"Evidence supporting the association between national economic growth and a vigorous entrepreneurial sector continues to accumulate. As might be expected, government administrators and policy experts around the world are responding by attempting to enhance their countries as a context for business creation. The sustained research program on entrepreneurship policy initiated by Lundström and Stevenson is unprecedented and unique. This monograph, a current status report, is the best available source on the scope and impact of government efforts to promote entrepreneurship. It would be irresponsible to create new entrepreneurship policy without consulting this work."
Dr. Paul Reynolds, Professor, Florida International University, USA