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The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myths (Anthem Other Canon Economics) Paperback – June 10, 2013
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ï¿½[H]ands down the most refreshing treatment of the innovation issue to have emerged in a long time.ï¿½ ï¿½ï¿½Science and Public Policyï¿½
ï¿½[A] skillful combination of the history of technology, empirical evidence, and policy analysis [ï¿½] the book contains a critical reading of data and arguments that run counter to established views while never falling short of offering constructive solutions.ï¿½ ï¿½Davide Consoli, ï¿½Scienceï¿½
ï¿½[P]rovides persuasive evidence that governments deserve more credit than private companies for the development of most important modern technologies.ï¿½ ï¿½Edward Hadas, ï¿½Reutersï¿½
ï¿½Mazzucato argues that long-term, patient government funding is an absolute prerequisite for breakthrough innovation. [ï¿½] Even if you disagree with Mazzucatoï¿½s argument, you should read her book. It will challenge your thinking.ï¿½ ï¿½Bruce Upbin, ï¿½Forbesï¿½
ï¿½Conventional economics offers abstract models; conventional wisdom insists that the answer lies with private entrepreneurship. In this brilliant book, Mariana Mazzucato [ï¿½] argues that the former is useless and the latter incomplete.ï¿½ ï¿½Martin Wolf, ï¿½Financial Timesï¿½
ï¿½[A] meticulously argued treatise that shows how unwise our conventional wisdom has become.ï¿½ ï¿½Christopher Dickey, ï¿½Newsweekï¿½
ï¿½In 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. [ï¿½] This important book should be read by policymakers, opinion leaders, and others with a stake in funding economic growth.ï¿½ ï¿½' Arnold T. Davis, CFA Institute book review
ï¿½ï¿½The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Mythsï¿½ [ï¿½] is a meticulously argued treatise that shows how unwise our conventional wisdom has become.ï¿½ ï¿½Christopher Dickey, ï¿½Newsweekï¿½
ï¿½Makes 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.ï¿½ ï¿½J. Bhattacharya, ï¿½Choiceï¿½
ï¿½It is one of the most incisive economic books in years.ï¿½ ï¿½Jeffery Madrick, ï¿½New York Review of Booksï¿½
ï¿½This 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 ï¿½entrepreneurial stateï¿½ is a contradiction in terms. For Mazzucato, it is both a reality and a requirement for future prosperity.ï¿½ ï¿½Dani Rodrik, Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
ï¿½The principal entrepreneurial drive that has given us many of todayï¿½s 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 Mazzucatoï¿½s 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.ï¿½ ï¿½Richard Nelson, George Blumenthal Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
ï¿½ï¿½The Entrepreneurial Stateï¿½ 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) ï¿½the market knows bestï¿½. As many governments wonder how to boost the productivity and innovativeness of their industrial sectors, this book provides guidelines ï¿½ based on successful and unsuccessful cases ï¿½ on how to do industrial policy well. Above all, it shows why the common presumption that the state ï¿½ï¿½crowds outï¿½ the private sector ï¿½ as though the private sector is a lion caged by a smothering state ï¿½ is contradicted by what governments of economies from the United States to Brazil and China ï¿½actually do to ï¿½crowd inï¿½ innovations in the private sector.ï¿½ ï¿½Robert Wade, Professor of Political Economy and Development, London School of Economics
- 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
- Best Sellers Rank: #735,688 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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A comprehensive and well supported monograph, it does not shy away from its goal : to fundamentally reorient the policy community and the public at large to the realities of the relationship between the public sector, the private sector, and technological innovation. Although plagued by mind-numbing quantities of reiteration, and occasional scapegoating and slighting for rhetorical purposes, it nonetheless is an important addition to the literature and one that will be much cited in the future.