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Part I: Defining public sector entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship ; Toward a theory of public sector entrepreneurship ; Setting the stage -- Part II: Policy examples of public sector entrepreneurship. The Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 ; The Stevenson-Wydler Act of 1980 ; The R & E tax credit of 1981 ; The Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982 -- The National Cooperative Research Act of 1984 ; The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 -- Part III: The public sector entrepreneurship perspective. Past is prologue ; Concluding observations
Public sector entrepreneurship refers to innovative public policy initiatives that generate greater economic prosperity by transforming a status quo economic environment into one that is more conducive to economic units engaging in creative and innovative activities in the face of uncertainty. This book traces the historical development of the concepts of private and public sector entrepreneurship and their connection to the separate notions of risk and uncertainty.
Includes bibliographical references and index
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