Public Sector Entrepreneurship: U.S. Technology and Innovation Policy by Dennis Patrick Leyden

Public Sector Entrepreneurship: U.S. Technology and Innovation Policy

byDennis Patrick Leyden, Albert N. Link

Hardcover | February 17, 2015

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Public sector entrepreneurship refers to innovative public policy initiatives that generate greater economic prosperity. These initiatives can transform a status quo economic environment into one that is more conducive to economic units engaging in creative and innovative activities in theface of uncertainty. Public Sector Entrepreneurship traces the historical development of the concepts of private and public sector entrepreneurship and their connection to the separate notions of risk and uncertainty. Based on a formal conceptualization of these notions, the book illustrates throughout public sectorentrepreneurship in practice using examples from U.S. technology and innovation policy. Technology policy-policy to enhance the application of new knowledge, learned through science, to some known problem - and innovation policy-policy to enhance the commercialization of a technology - are quintessential examples of the public sector recognizing and exploiting opportunities to bringabout change and efficiency. Using this concept of public sector entrepreneurship as the lens to view the Bayh-Dole Act of 1980, the Stevenson-Wydler Act of 1980, the RandE Tax Credit of 1981, Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982, the National Cooperative Research Act of 1984, and theOmnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 affords us the ability to find elements of commonality among these policies and to discuss their impact on the U.S. economy from the perspective of entrepreneurial action.

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Dennis Leyden is Associate Professor of Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) Current research focuses on public and private sector entrepreneurship and on the role of universities in furthering such. Past research includes work on public education funding equity and accountability. His books include Adequ...
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Title:Public Sector Entrepreneurship: U.S. Technology and Innovation PolicyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.21 × 6.3 × 0.98 inPublished:February 17, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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1. IntroductionPart I: Defining Public Sector Entrepreneurship2. Entrepreneurship3. Toward a Theory of Public Sector Entrepreneurship4. Setting the StagePart II: Policy Examples of Public Sector Entrepreneurship5. The Bayh-Dole Act of 19806. The Stevenson-Wydler Act of 19807. The RandE Tax Credit of 19818. The Small Business Innovation Development Act of 19829. The National Cooperative Research Act of 198410. The Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988Part III: The Public Sector Entrepreneurship Perspective11. Past is Prologue12. Concluding Observations