Does a Free Press Nurture Entrepreneurship?
AbstractEntrepreneurship is the main engine of economic growth and prosperity. Previous research has explored both the factors that make individuals more likely to be entrepreneurs and the economic policies that foster entrepreneurial activity. In this paper we explore, for the first time, the relationship between media freedom and entrepreneurial activity. A free press might increase entrepreneurial activity because it increases the flow of ideas and information, leading to both more new discoveries as well as an easier ability for entrepreneurs to market and sell new products and innovations.
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Entrepreneur; Entrepreneurship; Media Freedom; Institutions;
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- L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
- L82 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Entertainment; Media
- O43 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity - - - Institutions and Growth
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- NEP-ALL-2009-12-19 (All new papers)
- NEP-ENT-2009-12-19 (Entrepreneurship)
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