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dc.contributor.authorDesai, Sameekshaen_US
dc.contributor.authorAcs, Zoltanen_US
dc.contributor.authorWeitzel, Utzen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-15T13:17:20Z-
dc.date.available2011-12-15T13:17:20Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-92-9230-269-6en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/54067-
dc.description.abstractThe current research on entrepreneurship as an economic phenomenon often assumes its desirability as a driver of economic development and growth. However, entrepreneurial talent can be allocated among productive, unproductive, and destructive activities. This process is theorized as driven by institutions. Although the tradeoff between productive and unproductive entrepreneurship has been examined, destructive entrepreneurship has been largely ignored. We build from existing theory and define destructive entrepreneurship as wealth-destroying. We propose three assumptions to develop a model of destructive entrepreneurship that presents the mechanisms through which entrepreneurial talent behaves in this manner. We present four key propositions on the nature and behavior of destructive entrepreneurship. We conclude by identifying policy and research streams that emerge from our model.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherWIDER Helsinkien_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // World Institute for Development Economics Research 2010,34en_US
dc.subject.jelO1en_US
dc.subject.jelL26en_US
dc.subject.jelP00en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keyworddestructive entrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordentrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordallocationen_US
dc.subject.keywordrent-seekingen_US
dc.subject.keywordincentivesen_US
dc.subject.keywordinformal institutionsen_US
dc.titleA model of destructive entrepreneurshipen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn636512045en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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