Presentation WEF 2012 (PDF, 1.7 MB, 12 pages)
200 members from 70 countries, mainly entrepreneurs and social entrepreneurs, will gather during 3 days in order to elaborate recommendations about "Entrepreneurial Ecosystems: cultivating communities to drive wealth creation and social justice".
2011 White paper (56 pages), "Entrepreneurship, A Driver for Innovation and Technology!"
Discover the proceedings of the fourth World Entrepreneurship Forum, Singapore, November 2011.
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"If you think you are too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room." Dame Anita Roddick, founder of The Body Shop®
"Entrepreneurship and bad public policy" (paper from WEF 2008)
By Prof. Scott Shane, The Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, USA
(page 12, 3): Instead of just believing naively that all entrepreneurship is good, policy makers need to recognize that only a select few entrepreneurs will create the businesses that will take people out of poverty, encourage innovation, create jobs, reduce unemployment, make markets more competitive, and enhance economic growth. Therefore, as unfair as it might sound, policy makers need to “stop spreading the peanut butter so thin.” They need to recognize that all entrepreneurs are not created equal. They need to think like venture capitalists and concentrate time and money on extraordinary entrepreneurs, and worry less about the typical ones. That means identifying the select few new businesses, out of the multitude of start-ups created each year, which are more productive than existing companies, and investing in them.
(p13) So what should policy makers be doing instead? They should reallocate resources to programs that support high growth companies. For instance, in the United States, policy makers could shift money into the Small Business Innovation Research Program (www.sbir.gov)...