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A Theory of Destructive Entrepreneurship

  • Sameeksha Desai

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    (Max Planck Institute of Economics and George Mason University)

  • Zoltan J. Acs

    ()

    (George Mason University and Max Planck Institute of Economics)

Policy interest since the early 1980s has focused in different ways on the creation of a large, productive, taxable economy - in which entrepreneurship plays a role for employment, income growth and innovation. The current understanding of various forms of entrepreneurship remains incomplete, focusing largely on productive and unproductive entrepreneurship. However, destructive entrepreneurship plays an important role in many, if not most, economies. This paper addresses the conceptual gap in the allocation of entrepreneurship by proposing a theory of destructive entrepreneurship.

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Paper provided by Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics in its series Jena Economic Research Papers with number 2007-085.

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Date of creation: 12 Nov 2007
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Handle: RePEc:jrp:jrpwrp:2007-085
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