Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy

Jena Economic Research Paper No. 2008 - 006

51 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2008

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Erik Stam

Utrecht University - School of Economics; Utrecht University - Tjalling C. Koopmans Research Institute

Date Written: January 2008


What is meant by entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth is often not clear or very idiosyncratic. This paper starts with a discussion of the nature of entrepreneurship and its relation to innovation. The second section provides an overview of theory and empirical research on the relation between entrepreneurship, innovation and economic growth. The paper continues with a study on entrepreneurship and innovation in the Netherlands in an international and historical perspective. After these conceptual, theoretical and empirical investigations, we turn to policy issues.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, innovation policy, innovation systems, The Netherlands

JEL Classification: E61, G38, L26, L53, O12, O31, O33, O38

Suggested Citation

Stam, Erik, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policy (January 2008). Jena Economic Research Paper No. 2008 - 006, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1115262 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1115262

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