Public Policies for Fostering Entrepreneurship

A European Perspective

  • Rui Baptista
  • Joao Leitao

Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Entrepreneurship Policies – A European Framework

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David B. Audretsch, Iris A. M. Beckmann, Werner Bönte
      Pages 3-13
    3. Martin Carree, Roberta Piergiovanni, Enrico Santarelli, Ingrid Verheul
      Pages 15-34
    4. Niels Bosma, Veronique Schutjens, Erik Stam
      Pages 59-89
    5. Erik Stam, Kashifa Suddle, Jolanda Hessels, André van Stel
      Pages 91-110
    6. Charlie Karlsson, Martin Andersson
      Pages 111-131
    7. Mário Raposo
      Pages 133-148
  3. Entrepreneurship Policy in Countries and Regions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 150-150
    2. Zélia Serrasqueiro, Paulo Maçãs Nunes
      Pages 163-179
    3. Friederike Welter
      Pages 181-195
    4. Pia Arenius
      Pages 197-205
    5. Marc Cowling, Gordon Murray, Pete Bates
      Pages 207-230
    6. David Urbano, Nuria Toledano
      Pages 231-243
    7. Christian Serarols, Yancy Vaillant, David Urbano
      Pages 245-271
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 273-282

About this book


The contribution of this book is to join in the same volume a set of theoretical visions and empirical assessments by leading scholars about public policies towards entrepreneurship in Europe and how to rethink them. The book is divided in two parts: Part I – Entrepreneurship Policies – A European Framework; and Part II – Entrepreneurship Policy in Countries and Regions. In Part I various theoretical approaches are presented by prominent scholars from around the world. They point to the need for the European economy to be the subject of regional reorganization, based on concentrations of production activities with a strong component of knowledge and technology. This book appears at a particularly challenging time, in economic and social terms, when entrepreneurship and innovation assume particular strategic importance, inasmuch as endogenous growth should be considered by policy-makers and also by business-people and citizens as one of the driving forces that can catalyze regional economies. The Entrepreneurship Policy examples contained in Part II from European countries in Scandinavia, Iberia, Germany, Turkey and the UK explore the implications for research, practice and policy-making in those regions.


Economic Growth Entrepreneurs Entrepreneurship business growth innovation management policy-making

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  • Rui Baptista
  • Joao Leitao

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