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How Can Governments Help Entrepreneurs?

Are governments wasting their time and money with all of their efforts to promote entrepreneurial growth in their communities and countries? Not quite, but they could certainly be spending their resources more wisely. A new report from the Kauffman Foundation argues “despite billions of dollars in government research expenditures, the presence of research universities and patents are not associated with higher rates of entrepreneurship” and “the public sector can affect few significant factors to encourage entrepreneurship.”

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Mark Marich
on February 03, 2014
Category:  Capitol Hill  Education 
2009 Hot Research Topics: Entrepreneurship, Jobs and Recovery
The nation's largest funder of entrepreneurial research, theEwing Marion Kauffman Foundation, announced that the most popular research in 2009 explored pastrecession trends and entrepreneurs' roles in economic recoveries.The Kauffman Foundation has compiled throughout the year itsmost in-demand research, which was mentioned in news stories generating... [More]
Mark Marich
on December 18, 2009
Category:  General 
Keys to Economic Growth and Global Competitiveness
PDE staff attended a Capitol Hill briefing on comparative innovation policy sponsored by the National Research Council. Our report of the event follows: A September 22nd Capital Hill briefing on research, science, and technology (R-S-T) parks sought to convince policymakers that promoting innovation and commercialization... [More]
Mark Marich
on September 30, 2009
Category:  Technology Transfer 
Research Contracting Opportunities at the SBA
The SBA Office of Advocacy is receiving research proposals on the status of small businesses, which may provide policymaking insight or serve as a foundation for further research.  Areas of continuing interest include:-    The Tax Gap and Small Business-    Credit Markets for Small Businesses in... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on July 29, 2009
Category:  General 
Entrepreneurial Population Dynamics
An aging country doesn’t strike one as an entrepreneurial society, but Dane Stangler from the Kauffman Foundation put together various pieces of evidence suggesting that we are “on the cusp of an entrepreneurship boom.” In a new report, "The Coming Entrepreneurship Boom," Dane explains that... [More]
Jonathan Ortmans
on July 28, 2009
Category:  Global 
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