Entrepreneurship and Rent-Seeking Behavior

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In this article, we propose a primer of the treatment that has received in the economic literature the problematic of entrepreneurship and rent-seeking behaviour. It comprises the introduction of used concepts, the discussion of the allocation of entrepreneurs between different types of economic projects, namely between innovative entrepreneurship and rent-seeking, as well as the explicative factors of the allocation. Interactions between entrepreneurship and rent-seeking and relations to growth are also considered with a brief evocation of some policy implications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Innovation and Entrepreneurship
EditorsDavid Audretsch, Oliver Falck, Stephan Heblich, Adam Lederer
Place of PublicationCheltenham
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Entrepreneurship
  • rent-seeking
  • economic development

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