Book Review: Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed and What to Do About it by Josh Lerner, Princeton University Press, p. 248, 2009

Posted: 16 Sep 2010

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Ramon P. DeGennaro

University of Tennessee, Knoxville - Department of Finance

Date Written: February 15, 2010

Abstract

Governments worldwide spend enormous sums subsidizing and even bailing out troubled firms. These firms are almost always large, mature companies in mature industries. In this book, Josh Lerner asks whether government should instead focus on emerging companies. Perhaps government would do better to provide funds to fledgling companies as well as -- or instead of -- troubled, established companies

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital, Government Policy

JEL Classification: M13, N40

Suggested Citation

DeGennaro, Ramon P., Book Review: Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Why Public Efforts to Boost Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Have Failed and What to Do About it by Josh Lerner, Princeton University Press, p. 248, 2009 (February 15, 2010). International Journal of Business, Vol. 15, No. 2, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1677621

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