Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development

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Entrepreneurship and innovation can help spur economic development and thus address critical issues and enhance value in important sectors by

  • generating new ways to serve people whose needs are not currently being met,
  • better addressing those needs that are being met, or
  • doing either or both at lower cost.

The RAND Environment, Energy, and Economic Development Program, in conjunction with the Kauffman-RAND Institute for Entrepreneurship Public Policy, examines the nexus of entrepreneurs, innovation and technology, and economic development.

A full list of JIE publications on entrepreneurship, innovation, and economic development is also available online.


Entrepreneurship

Innovation and Emerging Technologies

  • Keeping Law Enforcement Connected via Information Technology

    Dec 5, 2012

    Interviews with an extensive sample group helped to define criminal justice technology priorities at the state and local levels, as well as the means by which these agencies commonly receive information on technology and the effectiveness of outreach efforts by the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Center.

  • Strategies for Building an Innovation System for China's Knowledge City

    Sep 20, 2012

    Knowledge City is a planned environmentally and technologically advanced city in China's Guangzhou Development District. RAND worked with GDD to outline a set of strategies to help the city attract and retain high-tech firms and workers and to ensure the availability of innovation-oriented financing.

  • Predictive Coding Could Reduce E-Discovery Costs, but More Guidance Is Needed on Data Preservation

    Apr 11, 2012

    Companies could lower the high cost of large-scale electronic discovery in lawsuits by using a computer application known as predictive coding to reduce the number of documents requiring human review.

  • Challenges to Value-Enhancing Innovation in Health Care Delivery

    Oct 6, 2011

    Controlling health care costs while improving health is the primary challenge facing U.S. health policymakers. The role of innovation in addressing this challenge is controversial, with many seeing innovation as a critical source of rising costs, and others seeing it as crucial to achieving increased quality of care.

  • Influences on the Adoption of Multifactor Authentication

    Apr 15, 2011

    Passwords are proving less and less capable of protecting computer systems from abuse. Multifactor authentication (MFA) — which combines something you know (e.g., a PIN), something you have (e.g., a token), and/or something you are (e.g., a fingerprint) — is increasingly being required. This report investigates why organizations choose to adopt or not adopt MFA — and where they choose to use it.

Economic Development

  • The Risks and Rewards of Emerging Markets

    Nov 16, 2014

    Emerging markets may offer challenges ranging from corruption to the threat of violence, but the rewards can be worth the risks, experts said during a panel discussion at RAND's Politics Aside event. Reuters Americas Editor Dayan Candappa moderated the panel which included Carlos Slim Helú, a businessman, investor, and philanthropist, and Saad Mohseni, CEO of MOBY Group.

  • Strategies for Building an Innovation System for China's Knowledge City

    Sep 20, 2012

    Knowledge City is a planned environmentally and technologically advanced city in China's Guangzhou Development District. RAND worked with GDD to outline a set of strategies to help the city attract and retain high-tech firms and workers and to ensure the availability of innovation-oriented financing.

  • How Do Inclusionary Zoning Policies Affect School Experience?

    Jul 17, 2012

    In this podcast, we hear from Heather Schwartz, who studies the effects of integrating the housing of low- and middle-income families on the school experiences of children from low-income families. Her most recent work asks whether 11 cities' inclusionary zoning policies actually achieve the policy goal of social inclusion.

  • Narrowing the Economic Achievement Gap: The Role of Housing

    Jan 11, 2012

    The results from Montgomery County demonstrate that an integrative housing policy can be an effective form of school policy for disadvantaged children, writes Heather Schwartz.

  • RAND Corporation to Help Guangzhou Development District Craft Innovation Strategy for New 'Knowledge City'

    Mar 23, 2011

    RAND has signed an agreement to help the Guangzhou Economic and Technological Development District in Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China, to develop a strategic plan for a system of policies, incentives, and other practices to support technological innovation in Knowledge City, a planned new development for 300,000 residents.

  • An Economic Redevelopment Plan for New Orleans

    Nov 28, 2007

    New Orleans should craft a comprehensive economic redevelopment plan that combines public- and private-sector funding with a centralized structure. Total operating costs could run between $2 million and $3 million per year.

  • Economic Interdependence Suggests Need for Greater Cooperation

    Mar 18, 2005

    Pittsburgh and the other communities in Allegheny County depend strongly on each other economically and should work together to bring jobs into the county rather than compete with each other for those jobs.