Book Review

A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship Policy

Citation

Mallett O (2021) A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship Policy. Review of: A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship Policy, ed. by David Smallbone, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2020, 224pp. ISBN: 978 1 78643 093 9. International Small Business Journal. https://doi.org/10.1177/02662426211008015

Abstract
First paragraph: A Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship Policy is the latest in the extensive ‘Elgar Research Agendas’ series and is edited by Friederike Welter and the late David Smallbone. It brings together an impressive range of authors to interrogate entrepreneurship policy internationally. The importance of the topic and the potential impact of policies that seek to encourage and support start-up and small firms is clearly established throughout the collection of chapters. Despite the importance of these policy agendas, authors such as Blackburn and Schaper (2012) have identified persistent challenges to their success: poor learning from previous experience, poor use of the evidence base or rigorous evaluation, and poor collaboration and information sharing between relevant parties. Entrepreneurship policy is therefore a topic in need of rigorous study and evidence-based debate.

Notes
Output Status: Forthcoming/Available Online

Journal
International Small Business Journal

StatusIn Press
Publication date online20/04/2021
Date accepted by journal20/04/2021
ISSN0266-2426
eISSN1741-2870
Item discussedA Research Agenda for Entrepreneurship Policy, ed. by David Smallbone, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2020, 224pp. ISBN: 978 1 78643 093 9