Books

A Rising Tide: Financing Strategies for Women-Owned Firms

05/30/12 Women-owned firms represent an increasingly important segment of the small business sector. According to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau, there were 7.8 million women-owned firms in the United States in 2007, generating $1.2 trillion in revenues and providing employment for 7.6 million people. A Rising Tide presents the financial strategies that have helped today's bold and creative women entrepreneurs to succeed.

Boulevard of Broken Dreams

02/20/12 Boulevard of Broken Dreams is the first extensive look at the ways governments have supported entrepreneurs and venture capitalists across decades and continents.

Chance & Intent: Managing the Risks of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

03/22/12 In Chance & Intent, editors Dr. David L. Bodde and Dr. Caron H. St. John explore the enterprise hazards that reside outside the bell curve and the conventional domains of risk- uncertainty, ambiguity, and ignorance. This edited volume emphasizes practical strategies for understanding and managing the risks of a new venture in light of recent research.

Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity

02/04/09 In this book, the authors document four different varieties of capitalism, some "Good" and some "Bad" for growth. The authors identify the conditions that characterize Good Capitalism—the right blend of entrepreneurial and established firms, which can vary among countries—as well as the features of Bad Capitalism.

How America Can Achieve Better Capitalism

09/25/12 In the wake of the Great Recession and America's sluggish recovery from it, economists, policymakers, media pundits and "armchair commentators" in living rooms across America have argued about what has gone wrong with American capitalism. Even so, few constructive remedies have emerged. Better Capitalism: Renewing the Entrepreneurial Strength of the American Economy cuts through the chatter and offers a detailed, practical blueprint to restore the vigor of the American economy.

Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology

Crowdsourced book features stories from hundreds of women in science and technology fields.

New Titles from the Kauffman Foundation

04/11/12 A preview of seven new book titles funded by the Kauffman Foundation, from leading scholars on topics related to entrepreneurship and innovation in a wide range of academic disciplines and perspectives.

Prescription for Success: The Life and Values of Ewing Marion Kauffman

08/30/13 In Prescription for Success, author Anne Morgan provides a fascinating and sensitive portrait of Ewing Marion Kauffman, the truly great businessman and humanitarian, whose innovative and long-lasting contributions have benefited thousands.

Redesigning Rules to Maximize Growth

04/05/11 Rules for Growth - a Kauffman-published book that examines how laws and institutions affect economic growth and how thoughtful adjustments in these rules can help make growth happen. The book addresses a surprising and critical void in understanding how to accelerate long-term growth in the size of the "economic pie."

Solomon's Knot

02/20/12 Solomon's Knot, by Robert D. Cooter and Hans-Bernd Schäfer, is part of the Kauffman Foundation Book Series on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Authors Cooter and Schäfer propose a legal theory of economic growth that details how effective property, contract, and business laws help to unite capital and ideas.