publication . Preprint . 2009

Entrepreneurship Policies: Principles, Problems and Opportunities

Karlsson, Charlie; Andersson, Martin;
Open Access
  • Published: 27 Jan 2009
In this paper, we discuss the current status of the literature on entrepreneurship policy. The purpose is to discuss and assess several fundamental questions pertaining to entrepreneurship policies, such as “What is the optimal rate of entrepreneurship?” and “What entrepreneurship policies to pursue to remedy market failures and to avoid policy failures?”. In the entrepreneurship policies literature several contributors make distinctions between five types of entrepreneurship policy: government intervention on the demand side, as well as on the supply side; government policies aiming at influencing the supply of input factors of entrepre¬neurship, plus the prefe...
free text keywords: Entrepreneurship Policies; Rate of Entrepreneurship; Market Failures; Policy Failures; Government Intervention; Entrepreneurial Opportunities, jel:D40, jel:L22, jel:L52, jel:O38
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