Examines Indian entrepreneurial performance and success in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom using census data.
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.
Examines evidence of the importance of liquidity constraints on entrepreneurship using longitudinal data from the Health and Retirement Study on workers over age 50.
Small Business Assistance Programs in the United States: An Analysis of What They Are, How Well They Perform, and How We Can Learn More About Them 2010
This study documents the most important public and private programs designed to promote self-employment and small business creation and critically examines the existing research on the effect of those programs. The authors find that business and self-employment assistance programs are heterogeneous in important dimensions.
Health Savings Accounts for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs: Shopping, Take-Up and Implementation Challenges 2010
The Health Savings Account marketplace may have expanded access to health insurance for the smallest firms but not for small firms more generally, who face challenges in implementing them.
Catalysts of Entrepreneurship -- Policies for Growth: International Conference on Entrepreneurship 2009
The first International Conference on Entrepreneurship was held at the Indian School of Business on June 5–6, 2009. Participants 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.
Self-Employment among Older Workers: Assistance Programs, Liquidity Constraints and Employment Patterns 2009
Examines self-employment among older workers.
Small Business Assistance Programs in the United States: An Analysis of What They Are, How Well They Perform, and How We Can Learn More about Them 2008
Studies the most important public and private programs designed to promote self-employment and small business creation, examines the existing research on the effect of those programs, and identifies new directions for future research on this topic.
The report examines the unique purchase needs of the Department of Defense, contract “bundling,” subcontracting in professional services and research and development, opportunities in the Small Business Innovation Research and the Mentor-Protégé Programs, electronic payment systems, and whether firms “graduate” from the programs or increase in size.