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The Allocation of Entrepreneurial Talent and Destructive Entrepreneurship

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  • Sanders, Mark
  • Weitzel, Utz

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Entrepreneurship is generally regarded as a force of change, innovation, and development in modern economies. Entrepreneurs bring new and better products to markets, restore allocative efficiency through arbitrage and reinvest their profits. However,

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  • Sanders, Mark & Weitzel, Utz, 2010. "The Allocation of Entrepreneurial Talent and Destructive Entrepreneurship," WIDER Working Paper Series 046, World Institute for Development Economic Research (UNU-WIDER).
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    2. José Neves Cruz, 2013. "Is white-collar crime a form of entrepreneurship?," OBEGEF Working Papers 022, OBEGEF - Observatório de Economia e Gestão de Fraude;OBEGEF Working Papers on Fraud and Corruption.
    3. Marcus Dejardin & Helene Laurent, 2014. "Greasing the wheels of entrepreneurship? A complement according to entrepreneurial motives," Working Papers 1402, University of Namur, Department of Economics.

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    destructive entrepreneurship; allocation of talent; development; institutions;

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