Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/129656
Authors: 
Elert, Niklas
Henrekson, Magnus
Lundblad, Joakim
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 1103
Abstract: 
Evasive entrepreneurs innovate by circumventing or disrupting existing formal institutional frameworks by evading them. Since such evasions rarely go unnoticed, they usually lead to responses from lawmakers and regulators. We introduce a conceptual model to illustrate and map the interdependence between evasive entrepreneurship and the regulatory response it provokes. We apply this framework to the case of the file sharing platform The Pirate Bay, a venture with a number of clearly innovative and evasive features. The platform was a radical, widely applied innovation that transformed the Internet landscape, yet its founders became convicted criminals because of it. Applying the evasive entrepreneurship framework to this case improves our understanding of the relationship between policymaking and entrepreneurship in the digital age, and is a first step towards exploring best responses for regulators facing evasive entrepreneurship.
Subjects: 
Entrepreneurship
Innovation
Institutions
Regulation
Self-employment
JEL: 
L5
M13
O31
P14
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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