Entrepreneurship Policy for Economic Growth and Development

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Fueled in part by the 2008 economic crisis, and in part by surprising examples of entrepreneurship-led economic growth, a global consensus is emerging among leaders that entrepreneurship is a key strategy—some would say, the key strategy—for economic growth and development.

However, a painful gap exists between public leaders’ new commitment to entrepreneurship, on the one hand, and their regions’ abilities to intentionally create policies and programs that will systematically and measurably stimulate entrepreneurship.

This webinar recording provides a high-level preview on how senior policy makers and implementers— and their private sector counterparts—can create a new capacity to formulate and implement entrepreneurship policy in their societies using the most advanced concepts, methods, and practice in the field.

This video presentation covers the following topics:

  • Misconceptions about entrepreneurship and their impacts on policy
  • Facilitating the entrepreneurship ecosystem
  • Setting entrepreneurship objectives and measuring outcomes
  • Planning and implementing entrepreneurship policies
  • Policy makers’ roles in impacting the entrepreneurial culture and social norms
  • Developing effective public messaging on entrepreneurship

About the Presenter

Daniel Isenberg is Professor of Entrepreneurship Practice at Babson Executive and Enterprise Education. Since 1981 Daniel has taught at Harvard, Columbia, INSEAD, and the Technion, and has been an entrepreneur and venture capitalist in Israel, and has been an angel investor in over ten countries. Daniel is a frequent participant at Davos and the G20 and blogs for HBR, Huffington Post and others. In 2009 Daniel established the Babson Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project (BEEP) to help societies around the world create the policies, structures, programs, and climate that foster entrepreneurship. In this capacity, he has conducted projects in numerous countries, including Colombia, Brazil, Denmark, Canada, and the United States. Daniel has published several seminal articles in the Harvard Business Review, including “Entrepreneurs and the Cult of Failure,” “How to Start an Entrepreneurial Revolution,” and “The Global Entrepreneur.” He is also the author of the Harvard Business Review Press book, Worthless, Impossible, and Stupid: How Contrarian Entrepreneurs Create and Capture Extraordinary Value. Daniel holds the Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University. ​​