Loading your book clubs
There was a problem loading your book clubs. Please try again.
Not in a club? Learn more
Amazon book clubs early access

Join or create book clubs

Choose books together

Track your books
Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free.

Download the free Kindle app and start reading Kindle books instantly on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Learn more

Read instantly on your browser with Kindle Cloud Reader.

Using your mobile phone camera - scan the code below and download the Kindle app.

QR code to download the Kindle App

Enter your mobile phone or email address

Processing your request...

By pressing "Send link," you agree to Amazon's Conditions of Use.

You consent to receive an automated text message from or on behalf of Amazon about the Kindle App at your mobile number above. Consent is not a condition of any purchase. Message & data rates may apply.

Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Follow the Author

Something went wrong. Please try your request again later.

The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths (Anthem Other Canon Economics) Paperback – June 10, 2013

4.4 out of 5 stars 114 ratings

Price
New from Used from
Paperback
$12.18
$45.00 $12.18

There is a newer edition of this item:


The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Book recommendations, author interviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now.

Explore similar books

Tags that will help you discover similar books. 12 tags
Results for: 
Where do clickable book tags come from?

Editorial Reviews

Review

�[H]ands down the most refreshing treatment of the innovation issue to have emerged in a long time.� ��Science and Public Policy�



�[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�



�[P]rovides persuasive evidence that governments deserve more credit than private companies for the development of most important modern technologies.� �Edward Hadas, �Reuters�



�Mazzucato argues that long-term, patient government funding is an absolute prerequisite for breakthrough innovation. [�] Even if you disagree with Mazzucato�s argument, you should read her book. It will challenge your thinking.� �Bruce Upbin, �Forbes�



�Conventional economics offers abstract models; conventional wisdom insists that the answer lies with private entrepreneurship. In this brilliant book, Mariana Mazzucato [�] argues that the former is useless and the latter incomplete.� �Martin Wolf, �Financial Times�



�[A] meticulously argued treatise that shows how unwise our conventional wisdom has become.� �Christopher Dickey, �Newsweek�



�In this trailblazing book on the role of government as both a risk-taking funder of innovation and a market creator, Mariana Mazzucato persuasively argues that the government is a key enabler of technological innovations that drive economic growth. [�] This important book should be read by policymakers, opinion leaders, and others with a stake in funding economic growth.� �' Arnold T. Davis, CFA Institute book review



��The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths� [�] is a meticulously argued treatise that shows how unwise our conventional wisdom has become.� �Christopher Dickey, �Newsweek�



�Makes and engaging, persuasive case in favor of the state, and suggests one recommend it not just as an instrument of market repair but also as a prerequisite for future prosperity.� �J. Bhattacharya, �Choice�



�It is one of the most incisive economic books in years.� �Jeffery Madrick, �New York Review of Books�

Review

�This is a book whose time has come. Mariana Mazzucato documents how the state played a crucial role behind some of the landmark innovations of our time. For many, the �entrepreneurial state� is a contradiction in terms. For Mazzucato, it is both a reality and a requirement for future prosperity.� �Dani Rodrik, Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University



�The principal entrepreneurial drive that has given us many of today�s most important technologies has come from the state. Most thinking and arguing regarding how to energize our sluggish economies is blind to this fact. Mariana Mazzucato�s book aims to get us to understand better the sources of entrepreneurship, and to reflect more positively on the role aggressive technology policies can play in getting our economies moving again.� �Richard Nelson, George Blumenthal Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University



��The Entrepreneurial State� delivers a well-researched and elegantly (even entertainingly) written knock-out to the belief across most of the political spectrum and the economics profession that (with some qualifications) �the market knows best�. As many governments wonder how to boost the productivity and innovativeness of their industrial sectors, this book provides guidelines � based on successful and unsuccessful cases � on how to do industrial policy well. Above all, it shows why the common presumption that the state ��crowds out� the private sector � as though the private sector is a lion caged by a smothering state � is contradicted by what governments of economies from the United States to Brazil and China �actually do to �crowd in� innovations in the private sector.� �Robert Wade, Professor of Political Economy and Development, London School of Economics

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Anthem Press; 1st edition (June 10, 2013)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 266 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0857282522
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0857282521
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1 pounds
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 114 ratings

About the author

Follow authors to get new release updates, plus improved recommendations.

Customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
4.4 out of 5
114 global ratings
How are ratings calculated?

Top reviews from the United States

Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2019
Verified Purchase
5 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on April 3, 2015
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on September 9, 2014
Verified Purchase
3 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2014
Verified Purchase
13 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on October 29, 2014
Verified Purchase
Reviewed in the United States on September 24, 2015
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2014
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
Reviewed in the United States on May 28, 2014
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse

Top reviews from other countries

David Longworth
5.0 out of 5 stars Economic decisions about the best allocation of resources must be based on the truth
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 16, 2014
Verified Purchase
6 people found this helpful
Report abuse
James R. O'Callaghan
4.0 out of 5 stars Even the great Apple is built on a strong foundation of public ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on April 18, 2015
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Richard
4.0 out of 5 stars Having written a masterly review of State funded innovation benefiting ...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 27, 2015
Verified Purchase
One person found this helpful
Report abuse
Rehan Khan
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 9, 2017
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse
pvilela
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on September 26, 2015
Verified Purchase