Article | Harvard Business Review | March 2012

Reviving Entrepreneurship

by Josh Lerner and William Sahlman

Abstract

New enterprises don't exist in a vacuum: They rise or fall depending on myriad contextual factors, all of them interrelated, and all of them affected by government policy. U.S. lawmakers must carefully consider the effects of interventions in at least 12 areas, ranging from capital markets to tax treatment to intellectual property to health care. Their decisions could shore up-or further weaken-what has long been America's greatest economic asset.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Government and Politics; Policy; Economy; Public Administration Industry; United States;

Citation:

Lerner, Josh, and William Sahlman. "Reviving Entrepreneurship." Harvard Business Review 90, no. 3 (March 2012).