Entrepreneurship

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.

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Entrepreneurship, Wealth, Liquidity Constraints, and Start-Up Costs

    Focuses on the effect of liquidity constraints and startup costs on the relationship between wealth and fraction of entrepreneurs in an economy.

    Jan 1, 2007

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Le Travail Indépendant Passé 50 Ans: Le Rôle De La Richesse Individuelle Et Des Coûts De Création D'entreprise

    Dans une économie avec contraintes de liquidité, les individus ont plus de difficultés à créer leur entreprise faute d'un financement suffisant de la part des banques.

    Jan 1, 2007

  • News Release

    News Release

    RAND Study Shows Sarbanes-Oxley Act Had Short-Lived Effect on Small Businesses

    May 8, 2006 News Release: RAND Study Shows Sarbanes-Oxley Act Had Short-Lived Effect on Small Businesses.

    May 8, 2006

  • Report

    Report

    Greater Effort Needed to Reduce Health Risks Posed by Nanomaterials

    The U.S. government is providing insufficient funding and other resources to understand and manage risks that nanomaterials pose to the health of workers in the rapidly growing nanotechnology industry.

    Apr 18, 2006

  • Report

    Report

    Los Angeles City Contracts Need More Transparency

    L.A.'s port, airport, and Department of Water and Power together contract for more than a billion dollars worth of goods and services annually; these activities could be made more transparent and efficient, thus improving public trust.

    Jan 14, 2005

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    China Shows Advantages of Accessible Economy

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Sep 27, 2004

  • Journal Article
  • Report

    Report

    Seeking Nontraditional Approaches to Collaborating and Partnering with Industry

    Describes three nontraditional approaches to the Army's goal of collaborating and partnering with industry.

    Jan 1, 2002

  • People

    People

    Nahom M. Beyene

    Engineer
    Education Ph.D. in rehabilitation sciences, University of Pittsburgh; M.S.Eng. in biomechanical engineering, Stanford University; B.S. in mechanical engineering, University of Texas at Austin

  • People

    People

    Hamad Al-Ibrahim

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Candidate, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.D., Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland; EMBA in innovation and entrepreneurship, HEC Paris; MPhil., Pardee RAND Graduate School

  • People

    People

    Nihar Chhatiawala

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.S. in physics and entrepreneurship, Case Western Reserve University; B.S.E. in engineering physics, Case Western Reserve University

  • People

    People

    Susan M. Gates

    Director, Office of Research Quality Assurance; Senior Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economic analysis and policy, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Stanford University; M.A. in Russian and Eastern European studies, Stanford University; A.B. in mathematical economics, Brown University

  • People

    People

    Shane Manuel

    Assistant Policy Researcher, RAND; Ph.D. Student, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education M.B.A. in acquisition and contract management, Naval Postgraduate School; B.S. in economics, United States Air Force Academy

  • People

    People

    Troy D. Smith

    Associate Economist; Professor, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in economics, Stanford University

  • People

    People

    Douglas Yeung

    Behavioral and Social Scientist; Faculty Member, Pardee RAND Graduate School
    Education Ph.D. in psychology, Rutgers University; B.S. in management science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology