Entrepreneurship—creating emerging sectors and new businesses to foster economic development—is a vital driver of the global economy. RAND research on U.S. entrepreneurship explores how public policy affects start-up businesses, from the impact of the Sarbanes–Oxley Act of 2002 to the problems posed by the U.S. employer-based health care system; worldwide, RAND research has focused on international trade and entrepreneurship in developing countries.
Research conducted by:
RAND Justice, Infrastructure, and Environment;
Kauffman-RAND Institute for Entrepreneurship Public Policy
Explores the role entrepreneurship plays in the lives of the economically disadvantaged in both India and the United States.
Participants at this conference presented research on and discussed policy issues affecting the growth of entrepreneurship in India, with special emphasis on education and the effective utilization of infrastructure. This document summarizes the proceedings and includes several of the speakers' presentations.
The regulatory environment affects small business differently from the way it affects large ones, sometimes leading to unintended negative consequences. An improved understanding of this effect will help lawmakers develop policy designed to advance entrepreneurship.
In a study examining whether women-owned small businesses are underrepresented among firms contracting with the federal government, RAND found that the results vary depending on the way the measurement is made.
Analyzes the relationship between fatality rate and business size, both in terms of establishment and firm size, from 1992 to 2001.
Places workshop discussions on protecting the safety and health of workers exposed to nanoscale materials within a policy framework for consideration by NIOSH.
Presents an analysis of a 90-day study to find ways to make the purchasing, contracting, and leasing activities of the Los Angeles World Airports, the Port of Los Angeles, and the Department of Water and Power more transparent and efficient
Describes three nontraditional approaches to the Army's goal of collaborating and partnering with industry.