'The concept of the "entrepreneurial economy" stems from the widespread belief that entrepreneurship is perhaps the most important and scarcest input factor of modern highly developed economies. This has resulted in a multitude of studies on the drivers and consequences of entrepreneurship in its many manifestations. Less is known about how entrepreneurship interlinks with modern institutions and policy aims such as education, finance, regulation, and the struggle with crises. The present volume fills this gap in our understanding of the "entrepreneurial economy". It shows that the concept of the "entrepreneurial economy" is so broad that "entrepreneurial society" is the better term.' - Roy Thurik, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands © Jean Bonnet, Marcus Dejardin and Antonia Madrid-Guijarro 2012. All rights reserved.