The very foundation of the economy is changing. Across the United States, primary and secondary sector industries are no longer as viable as they once were - because the particular businesses are no longer profitable, because the underlying resources are no longer as plentiful or desirable, or because human activity is not essential to various aspects of an industry's operations. As economies evolve from traditional industrial resources, such as mining and manufacturing, to `new' resources, such as information and content, innovation and entrepreneurship are key.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Evolving Economies examines the role of law in supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in communities whose economies are in transition. It contains a collection of works from different perspectives and tackles tough questions regarding policy and practice, including how support for entrepreneurship can be translated into policy. Additionally, this collection addresses more concrete questions of practical efficacy, including measures of how successful or unsuccessful legal efforts to incentivize entrepreneurship may be, through intellectual property law and otherwise, and what might define success to begin with.
Expertly researched and widely accessible, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Evolving Economies will appeal especially to students and scholars of innovation, law, and entrepreneurship.
Edited by Megan M. Carpenter, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Center for Law and Intellectual Property, Texas A&M University, School of Law, US
Contents: Foreword Franklin G. Snyder 1. Introduction Megan M. Carpenter 2. State Legislative Efforts to Improve Access to Venture Capital Brian Krumm 3. Of Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs: Toward a Public Policy that Supports New Venture Formation Eric J. Gouvin 4. Transforming Professional Services to Build Regional Innovation Ecosystems Sean M. O'Connor 5. The Strategic Lawyer Shubha Ghosh 6. A Social Justice Perspective on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship Steven D. Jamar and Lateef Mtima 7. Contrasts in Innovation: Pittsburgh Then and Now Michael J. Madison 8. IP and Entrepreneurship in an Evolving Economy: A Case Study Michael Risch 9. The Role and Impact of Clinical Programs on Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth Patricia H. Lee 10. The Rule of Law, Privatization, and the Promise of Transborder Licensing Andrea L. Johnson 11. The Making of the Durationator (R): An Unexpected Journey into Entrepreneurship Elizabeth Townsend Gard Index