Some conclusions about entrepreneurship and its support
Davidsson, Per (2008) Some conclusions about entrepreneurship and its support. In World Entrepreneurship Forum, 13–15 November 2008, Evian, France.
In this manuscript I will argue a) that at least in developed economies the rate of new firm formation is crucially important for economic development; b) that it varies considerably over time and space; c) that policy programs aimed at increasing or supporting entrepreneurial activity have a disappointing track record, and d) that institutional reform aiming at the creation and maintenance of a transparent and stable formal institutional framework that is conducive to entrepreneurial activity is the most suitable task for entrepreneurship policy. In support of my argument I will build heavily on experiences from my own research – because it is what I know best – but even more heavily on the 'big names' in this branch of research – because it represents the most compelling evidence. I will only make cursory references to other parts of the now relatively voluminous field we call 'entrepreneurship research'. In order to enhance the credibility of my conclusions I would like to emphasize that for the most part they do not reflect what my own research has tried to prove; neither do they reflect any ideology I had as baggage when first entering the field. Rather, they are a reflection of what the totality of knowledge development in this area over more than twenty years has led me to believe.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2008 [please consult the author]|
|Deposited On:||23 Mar 2009 22:40|
|Last Modified:||05 Jan 2011 13:41|
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