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Can entrepreneurship be learned?
Environments where entrepreneurs can emerge easily favor the creation of firms, their growth and their success. But if entrepreneurship is so central to economic development, what drives it? Why are there so many entrepreneurs in some areas, such as Silicon Valley or the Italian industrial districts, and so few in others? This important question has been in the forefront of policy debate and government intervention, but still fairly little is known from a scientific viewpoint. The event will discuss the determinants of entrepreneurial supply, focusing in particular on the process of acquiring entrepreneurial skills. Starting from a general perspective, the discussion will close with the case of Italy, arguing that, more than in the past, today’s entrepreneurs need access to high-quality education and to a well-developed equity finance industry to face the challenges of globalization.
Last updated October 20, 2014