Enhancing Entrepreneurship Ecosystems. A “Systems of Entrepreneurship” Approach to Entrepreneurship Policy

  • Zoltan J. AcsEmail author
  • László Szerb
  • Erkko Autio
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)


Facilitating entrepreneurship is high on many government policy agendas. Policies that support entrepreneurship have become increasingly sophisticated over time, as governments have moved from facilitating the creation of new firms toward supporting high-growth businesses. Many governments currently talk about support ecosystems that cover the entire life cycle of a new venture, from inception to early survival and growth to international expansion.


Total Factor Productivity Venture Capital Ecosystem Approach Risk Capital Entrepreneurship Ecosystem 
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  1. Acs, Z., Autio, E., & Szerb, L. (2014). National systems of entrepreneurship: Measurement issues and policy implications. Research Policy, 43, 476–494.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Public PolicyGeorge Mason UniversityArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of Business and EconomicsUniversity of PécsPecsHungary
  3. 3.Imperial College Business SchoolLondonUK

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