2017

Entrepreneurship and Institutions: A Bidirectional Relationship

Särtryck nr 2017:48

Författare: Niklas Elert och Magnus HenreksonÅr: 2017 Publikation: Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship Årgång (nr): 13 (3) Sidor: 191–263
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The interplay between entrepreneurship and institutions is crucial for economic development; however, the view that institutions determine the extent to which entrepreneurial activity is productive is only part of the story. We argue that causality is bidirectional, in that entrepreneurship is also, for better or for worse, one of the main drivers of institutional change. Through their actions, entrepreneurs have a fundamental influence on institutions, whether they abide by them, actively try to alter them, or evade them. Particular attention is given to evasive entrepreneurship, an entrepreneurial function which, until recently, has been an underappreciated and poorly understood source of innovation and institutional change. We argue that the influence of evasive entrepreneurship on the economic trajectories of societies is likely to only grow in the future.


Referens:
Elert, Niklas och Magnus Henrekson (2017), "Entrepreneurship and Institutions: A Bidirectional Relationship". Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship 13(3), 191–263.

Niklas Elert

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