The Entrepreneurial State

The Entrepreneurial State : Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths

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This book, which builds on the author's work for a high-impact DEMOS report, debunks the myth of the state as a large bureaucratic organization that can at best facilitate the creative innovation which happens in the dynamic private sector. Analysing various case studies of innovation-led growth, in particular examples from Silicon Valley - from the Internet to the technologies behind the iPhone - it describes the opposite situation, whereby the private sector only finds the courage to invest after the entrepreneurial state has made the high-risk investments. It argues that in the history of modern capitalism - and today in what might soon become the 'green' revolution - the state has not only fixed market failures but also shaped and created markets, actively investing in new technologies and sectors that private investors only later find the courage to move into.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 266 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 26mm | 454g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0857282522
  • 9780857282521
  • 64,250

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'[A] skillful combination of the history of technology, empirical evidence, and policy analysis -- the book contains a critical reading of data and arguments that run counter to established views while never falling short of offering constructive solutions.'--Davide Consoli, Science
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About Mariana Mazzucato

Mariana Mazzucato is RM Phillips Professor in the Economics of Innovation, SPRU, University of Sussex. Named one of the 'three most important thinkers about innovation' by the 'New Republic', she lectures widely and advises the UK government and the European Commission on innovation-led growth.

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