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Global Entrepreneurship, Institutions and Incentives

Global Entrepreneurship, Institutions and Incentives

The Mason Years

Zoltán J. Ács

This book presents some of Zoltán J. Ács’ most important contributions since the turn of the the new millennium, with a particular intellectual focus on the knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship. This approach was shaped by three major events: the rapid globalization that occurred in the first decade of the 21st century; research on the role institutions have played in economic development during the past few decades; and the spread of entrepreneurial activity around the world following the collapse of communism at the end of the 20th century. This entrepreneurial activity has given rise to many questions of theory, measurement and policy.

Chapter 1: A Model of Destructive Entrepreneurship: Insight for Conflict and Postconflict Recovery

Sameeksah Desai, Zoltán J. Ács and Utz Weitzel

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship, knowledge management, economics and finance, economics of entrepreneurship, innovation and technology, knowledge management


The research on entrepreneurship as as economic phenomenon often assumes its desirability as a driver of economic development and growth.