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Entrepreneurial Society

David B. Audretsch


While the previous generation had an average of four employers over the course of their lifetimes, the current generation will hold an average of four different jobs by the time they reach 30. One of their employers will be either someone they know or they will be self-employed. Over two-thirds of US college students will be their own boss at some point in their lifetime. Entrepreneurship is good, but not just for individuals. It is also the link to growth, jobs, and competitiveness in a global economy. The too often missing link in communities, cities, states, and entire countries plagued by ... More

Keywords: entrepreneurs, economic growth, globalization, public policy, technology, knowledge economy, innovation, competitiveness, developed economies, knowledge

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780195183504
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195183504.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David B. Audretsch, author
Indiana University
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