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Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship: The Birth, Growth and Demise of Entrepreneurial Firms by Frederic Delmar and Karl Wennberg

Published By: Northampton, Mass. and Cheltenham, U.K.: Elgar
ISBN: 978-1-84844-990-9
Date of Publication: 2010


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Reviewed by: Markus Taussig of National University of Singapore
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.49.4.1230.r20
Review Pages: 1291-94

Book Review Abstract

Markus Taussig of National University of Singapore reviews "Knowledge Intensive Entrepreneurship: The Birth, Growth and Demise of Entrepreneurial Firms" by Frédéric Delmar and Karl Wennberg. The EconLit abstract of the reviewed work begins, "Investigates the entrepreneurial processes of new firms' emergence, growth, and eventual demise and exit in the modern knowledge-intensive economy. Discusses the role of entrepreneurship and new firm dynamics for economic development; the knowledge intensive sector—theoretical concerns, research design, and data; the birth of new firms—the geography connection; firm exit; de novo and spinout start-ups—the organizational connection; and firm growth. Delmar is at EMLYON Business School and the Research Institute of Industrial Economics. Wennberg is Assistant Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics. Index."


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Markus Taussig of National University of Singapore


JEL Classifications

D23: Organizational Behavior; Transaction Costs; Property Rights
L11: Production, Pricing, and Market Structure; Size Distribution of Firms
L26: Entrepreneurship
M13: New Firms; Startups


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