Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Startups: The Case of Germany and the USA



Entrepreneurship is crucially important for the introduction of disruptive and radical innovation. However, in Germany entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation are consistently low whereas the USA, for example, performs very well in these areas. This chapter offers insights into the relevance of entrepreneurship for a national innovation system. It illustrates the effects of policy interventions on potential entrepreneurs and shows pathways to encourage entrepreneurial behaviour and startups.


Entrepreneurial behaviour National Innovation System Germany USA Radical innovation Incremental innovation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and SocietyBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Edith Cowan UniversityJoondalupAustralia

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