Questioning the Entrepreneurial State : Status-Quo, Pitfalls, and the Need for Credible Innovation Policy

The 2008 financial crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic have made the authorities to increasingly turn inward and use ethnocentrism, protectionism, and top-down approaches to guide policy on trade, competition, and industrial development. The continuing aftereffects of such policies range from the rise...

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Superior document:International Studies in Entrepreneurship ; v.53
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Year of Publication:2022
Language:English
Series:International Studies in Entrepreneurship
Physical Description:1 online resource (364 p.)
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Contents
  • Contributors
  • Part I: Introductory Chapter
  • Introduction
  • 1 The Contributions to the Present Volume
  • 2 Why Is the Entrepreneurial State so Popular?
  • 3 Innovation Policy, Inverted
  • 4 What Should Governments Do?
  • 5 Lessons from Sweden
  • 6 Swedish Failures Are Failures of the Entrepreneurial State
  • 7 Toward Credible Innovation Policy
  • References
  • Part II: The Entrepreneurial State: Theoretical Perspectives
  • The Entrepreneurial State and the Platform Economy
  • 1 Introduction
  • 1.1 The Entrepreneurial State as a Regulator
  • 2 Rent Is a Classical Fallacy
  • 3 Modern Fallacies
  • 4 The Techlash and the Hipster Takeover
  • 5 Conclusion
  • References
  • An Effectual Analysis of Markets and States
  • 1 Introduction
  • 1.1 Overview of Effectuation
  • 2 Three Dimensions of the Effectual Problem Space
  • 2.1 Problem Dimension One: Knightian Uncertainty
  • 2.2 Problem Dimension Two: Goal Ambiguity
  • 2.3 Problem Dimension Three: Isotropy
  • 3 Markets in Effectuation
  • 4 States in Effectuation
  • 5 Two Frameworks for Tackling Isotropy and Fostering Innovation
  • 5.1 Applying the Framework to Innovation Policy
  • 6 Markets and States as Outcomes of the Effectual Process
  • 7 The Ultimate Innovation: Goals Worth Pursuing
  • References
  • The Entrepreneurial State: An Ownership Competence Perspective
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 The Myth of the Entrepreneurial State
  • 2.1 The Entrepreneurial State
  • 2.2 Policy Ineffectiveness
  • 2.3 The Effects of Government Ownership
  • 3 Ownership Competence
  • 4 Government Incompetence in Markets and Firms
  • 5 Concluding Remarks
  • References
  • Innovation Without Entrepreneurship: The Pipe Dream of Mission-Oriented Innovation Policy
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Innovation and Entrepreneurship: A Knowledge-Based View
  • 3 Market Failure and the Entrepreneurial State
  • 3.1 Bottom-Up, Top-Down, and the Role of the (Entrepreneurial) State
  • 3.2 The Evaluation of a Mission
  • 4 External Validity and Scalability: The Problem with Arguing from Anecdote
  • 5 Concluding Remarks: Can Missions Work?
  • References
  • Part III: The Entrepreneurial State, Entrepreneurial Universities, and Startups
  • Building Local Innovation Support Systems: Theory and Practice
  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 The Umeå Region Innovation System: Organizing Entrepreneurial Judgment
  • 2.1 Academic Innovation Support in Practice
  • 3 Incubator Support Action in Practice: A Conceptual Discussion
  • 3.1 Information and Nudging for Utilization
  • 3.2 Direct Support in Solving Problems
  • 3.3 Coaching Along the Startup Process
  • 3.4 Networking and Providing Creative Arenas
  • 4 Conceptual Rationales Behind Public Support Systems for Innovation
  • 4.1 Direct Interventions May Run the Risk of Causing Market Distortions
  • 4.2 Focus on Favorable Conditions
  • 5 Discussion and Conclusions
  • 5.1 Direct Support with Limits
  • References
  • Reducing Higher Education Bureaucracy and Reclaiming the Entrepreneurial University