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Entrepreneurship, stages of development, and industrialization

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  • Ács, Zoltan J.

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    (George Mason University, School of Public Policy)

  • Naudé, Wim

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    (UNU-MERIT/MGSoG, University of Maastricht)

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Unlike in the past where industrial policy was either focused on creation and growth of state-owned firms or alternatively consisted merely of broadly functional policies without consideration for firm or entrepreneurial specifics, the requirement now is that future industrial policy ought to be a nuanced partnership between entrepreneurs and the state. In this paper we outline some considerations for such an industrial policy where the entrepreneur-state nexus is paramount. Moreover, we argue that such an industrial policy will need to take into consideration that the entrepreneur-state nexus is evolving, and that it depends on the stage of development of a particular country.

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Paper provided by United Nations University - Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (MERIT) in its series MERIT Working Papers with number 021.

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Date of creation: 2012
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Keywords: entrepreneurship; industrialization; structural change; industrial policy; innovation; development;

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