Series on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Kauffman Foundation's Series on Innovation and Entrepreneurship is a collaborative effort between the Kauffman Foundation, The Berkeley Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at New York University, and Princeton University Press. The book series features works by leading scholars on topics related to entrepreneurship and innovation from a wide range of academic disciplines and perspectives.

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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.

Experimental Capitalism: The Nanoeconomics of American High-Tech Industries

Experimental Capitalism examines six key industries—automobiles, pneumatic tires, television receivers, semiconductors, lasers, and penicillin—and tracks the highs and lows of American high-tech capitalism and the resulting innovation landscape.

How the Internet Became Commercial: Innovation, Privatization, and the Birth of a New Network

10/14/15   How the Internet Became Commercial: Innovation, Privatization, and the Birth of a New Network describes how many of the key innovations that made this possible came from entrepreneurs and iconoclasts who were outside the mainstream—and how the commercialization of the Internet was by no means a foregone conclusion at its outset.

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.

The Founder's Dilemmas

09/24/12   Bad decisions at the inception of a promising venture lay the foundations for its eventual ruin. The Founder's Dilemmas is the first book to examine the early decisions by entrepreneurs that can make or break a startup and its team.

The Invention of Enterprise

04/16/10   The Invention of Enterprise gathers together, for the first time, leading economic historians to explore the entrepreneur's role in society from antiquity to the present.

The Microtheory of Innovative Entrepreneurship

01/21/11   The Microtheory of Innovative Entrepreneurship provides the framework for introducing entrepreneurship into mainstream microtheory and incorporating the activities of entrepreneurs, inventors, and managers into standard models of the firm.

The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World

04/16/10   Many warn that the next stage of globalization—the offshoring of research and development to China and India—threatens the foundations of Western prosperity. But in The Venturesome Economy, acclaimed business and economics scholar Amar Bhidé shows how wrong the doomsayers are.