Exploring the Entrepreneurial Society
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Exploring the Entrepreneurial Society

Institutions, Behaviors and Outcomes

Edited by Jean Bonnet, Marcus Dejardin and Domingo García-Pérez-De-Lema

Entrepreneurship is the engine of economic development, which in turn impacts upon the challenges facing future entrepreneurs. This timely book explores institutional, behavioural and policy issues of primary importance to understanding the entrepreneurial society. Topics covered include entrepreneurship in relation to formal and informal institutions; entrepreneurial choice, orientation and success; entrepreneurial behaviours; entrepreneurial finance, growth and economic crises; and entrepreneurship, social dimensions and outcomes.
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Chapter 3: Entrepreneurs using regulation as a source of opportunity: a study combining quantitative and qualitative approaches

Amélie Jacquemin and Frank Janssen


This chapter investigates to what extent the legal environment might have a positive impact on entrepreneurship. Using a research design combining quantitative and qualitative approaches, the authors aim at understanding who the entrepreneurs are who positively use regulation as a source of business opportunity, and how they succeed in this. Not all entrepreneurs use regulation as a source of opportunity, and those who do use two approaches, which the authors call ‘Kirznerian’ and ‘Schumpeterian’ approaches.

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