Sustaining Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth

Lessons in Policy and Industry Innovations from Germany and India

  • Editors
  • Max Keilbach
  • Jagannadha Pawan Tamvada
  • David B. Audretsch

Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Theoretical Analyses of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-6
    2. Audretsch, David B., Keilbach Max, Tamvada Jagannadha Pawan
      Pages 3-6
    3. Max Keilbach, Mark Sanders
      Pages 7-25
  3. Empirical Analyses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 64-64
    2. David B. Audretsch, Werner Bönte, Max Keilbach
      Pages 65-75
    3. Jagannadha Pawan Tamvada
      Pages 77-83
    4. Munish Kumar Thakur, Raveendra Chittoor, Sinnakkrishnan Perumal
      Pages 99-109
  4. Industry Studies

  5. Conclusion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 206-206
    2. T. V. S. Ramamohan Rao
      Pages 207-213
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 215-223

About this book


Academic research on developed countries has scientifically evaluated the role of entrepreneurship on economic growth, market expansion, commercializing innovation, and reducing unemployment. In this research, it has consistently been shown that regions or industries with higher rates of entrepreneurship show higher levels of innovation and economic growth. Consequently, most European and other developed countries are realizing the potential of entrepreneurship by introducing policy measures to strengthen their entrepreneurship capital. The literature on entrepreneurship and innovation, however, has largely ignored developing countries, despite the positive results from policy initiatives and new venture investments in India, China, and elsewhere. This volume aims to bridge this gap by bringing together research by eminent scholars in Germany and India, whose in-depth analysis of entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development in their respective countries reveals fundamental commonalities. Covering such timely issues as R&D and labor policies, demographics, and new venture financing, and including case examples from the chemical, biotech, and IT industries, the authors offer rich insights on the entrepreneurial process. The volume concludes with a discussion of the global implications for entrepreneurship research, education, investment, and policymaking.


Economic Development Economic Growth Economic Policy Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship Innovation Labor Policy New Ventures Performance R&D/Technology Policy SMEs Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises currentdev strategy

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