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Dynamic entrepreneurship and technology-based innovation

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  • David B. Audretsch

    (Indiana University)

  • Donald F. Kuratko

    (Indiana University)

  • Albert N. Link

    (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

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This paper seeks to distinguish between dynamic and static entrepreneurship. We define the construct of dynamic entrepreneurship in terms of Schumpeterian innovativeness and then develop a hypothesis suggesting that human capital is conducive to such action. In contrast, a paucity of human capital is more conducive to static entrepreneurship (defined in terms of organizational or ownership status). Based on a rich data set of entrepreneurs receiving research funding through the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, our empirical evidence suggests that academic-based human capital is positively correlated with dynamic behavior, whereas as business-based human capital and prior business experience is not.

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  • David B. Audretsch & Donald F. Kuratko & Albert N. Link, 2016. "Dynamic entrepreneurship and technology-based innovation," Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Springer, vol. 26(3), pages 603-620, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:spr:joevec:v:26:y:2016:i:3:d:10.1007_s00191-016-0458-4
    DOI: 10.1007/s00191-016-0458-4
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    Dynamic entrepreneurship; Static entrepreneurship; Schumpeterian innovation; Human capital; Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program;
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    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • O38 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Government Policy
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity

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