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Understanding Entrepreneurship: Definition, Function and Policy

2016-02 IFN Newsletter No. 1, 2016

Author(s): Magnus Henrekson and Mikael Stenkula

Understanding Entrepreneurship: Definition, Function and Policy Magnus Henrekson and Mikael Stenkula

Stimulating entrepreneurship is high on policymakers’ agendas. But what should we mean when we talk about entrepreneurship, and why is it so important? Should policymakers try to influence entrepreneurial activity, and if so, how can this best be done? Magnus Henrekson and Mikael Stenkula analyze these issues in a comprehensive new textbook – Understanding Entrepreneurship – designed as a core text for undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurship and economics.


Henrekson, Magnus and Mikael Stenkula (2016), "Understanding Entrepreneurship: Definition, Function and Policy", IFN Newsletter No. 1, 2016.

Magnus Henrekson


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Mikael Stenkula


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Interdisciplinary European Studies

The European Union and the Return of the Nation State


This book explores the complex and ever-changing relationship between the European Union and its member states. The recent surge in tension in this relationship has been prompted by the actions of some member state governments as they question fundamental EU values and principles and refuse to implement common decisions seemingly on the basis of narrowly defined national interests.

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