Entrepreneurship Public Policy
Studying the way legal and regulatory policymaking affect small businesses and entrepreneurship
RAND's research into entrepreneurship considers how it can address critical social problems and the role that public policy plays in fostering or impeding innovation through entrepreneurship. Our work addresses these issues in several policy areas: health care, civil justice, energy and criminal justice. In addition, RAND research is focusing on the role of technology transfer and commercialization in innovation and the utilization of small businesses in U.S. government contracting.
Much of California's small aerospace supplier base has survived the slide in Pentagon business, turning to commercial customers and other lines of production, increasing their productivity and, if necessary, reducing their work forces.
A summary of ideas that may be useful in seeking new contracts and preparing proposals. Coming from a seminar on "How To Start and Operate a Small Business," the author outlines 5 main points: plan the product; research the market; assemble the tea...