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This paper discusses the role of so-called national champions within the context of the EU's ambitious goal to become the most competitive and dynamic knowledge-based economic region in the world by 2010. We find football to be a useful analogy in our discussion of national champions. There are...
Demographic change will be one of the major challenges for economic policy in the developed world in the next decades. In this article, we analyze the relationship between age structure and the number of startups. We argue that an individual's decision to start a business is determined by his or...
Leere Haushaltskassen verleiten die politisch Verantwortlichen schnell dazu, am Kulturetat zu sparen. Das könnte sich als kontraproduktiv erweisen, denn kulturelle Angebote steigern das regionale Wirtschaftswachstum. Eine aktuelle Studie des ifo Instituts, die zusammen mit der Universität Jena...
Sind Ansammlungen von hochqualifizierten Arbeitskräften in einer Region ein Garant für Wachstum? Eine Politik zur Förderung regionaler Entwicklung unterstellt oftmals diesen Zusammenhang und fördert die Ansiedlung und Vernetzung wissensintensiver Branchen und Unternehmen. Die hier gezeigte...
In this paper, we assess educational factors which might have an impact on entrepreneurship. We analyze influences on the entrepreneurial intentions of German university students and find that pre-university education significantly affects their desire to become an entrepreneur. Using the recent...
We exploit Germany’s reunification to identify how school-age education affects entrepreneurial intentions. We look at university students in reunified Germany who were born before the Iron Curtain fell. During school age, all students in the West German control group received formal and...
We exploit Germany's reunification to identify how school-age education affects entrepreneurial intentions. We look at university students in reunified Germany who were born before the Iron Curtain fell. During school age, all students in the West German control group received formal and...
The United States have them, European countries long for them, and universities are supposed to provide them"entrepreneurs are ubiquitously wanted because of their supposed impact on innovation and economic growth. The underlying mechanism is developed in Schumpeter's (1912) Theory of Economic...