Introduction.- Globalization and Regionalisation: Challenges for Public Policies.- The Importance of the Federal Government¿s Support for Entrepreneurship.- Entrepreneurship Policies Made in Germany.- U.S. Government-Industry Partnerships for the Development of New Technologies.- Public and Economic Policies for Start-ups Made in Germany and Made in the U.S.- Global Entrepreneurship Monitor - USA.- Regional Entrepreneurship Monitor - Germany.- DtA-Gründungsmonitor.- Entrepreneurial Patterns in Differing Environments - A Comparison between East and West Europe.- Promoting Entrepreneurship in Eastern Germany: The Automotive Cluster Eastern Germany.
Entrepreneurship and growth are central concerns of policy makers around the world. Local Heroes in the Global Village introduces public policies for the promotion of entrepreneurship on a comparative, primarily German-American level. The book contributes to the debate what role public policies play in stimulating national and regional economic growth. With a better understanding of the complexity and variety of existent entrepreneurship policies in the U.S. and Germany the reader of this volume will be able to formulate best practice, hands-on strategies which aim to promote nations as well as regions in an "entrepreneurial economy".
Brings together leading figures in innovation and entrepreneurship policy from the United States and Germany to discuss the common challenges facing their economies
Combines the perspectives of expert economists with the policy experience of leading practitioners in innovation policy