What we need is an “entrepreneurial society”: An interview with Professor David Audretsch

Nicholas O'Regan, Mairi Maclean

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Purpose – The purpose of this article is to determine the views of Professor David Audretsch. 

Design/methodology/approach – The article takes the form of an interview. 

Findings – Professor David Audretsch shares his thoughts and advice on an “entrepreneurial society” where there is a rethinking of fundamental economic and business ideas, where innovation and entrepreneurship emerge as the driving forces of competitiveness and growth, but institutions and public policies facilitating innovation and entrepreneurship play a key role. 

Originality/value – The aricle provides valuable insights from one of the world's most frequently cited economists.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-114
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Strategy and Management
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2009

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  • Economic depression
  • Entrepreneurialism
  • Return on investment
  • Society


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