Does a Free Press Nurture Entrepreneurship?

Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship, 2011, 4 (1), 71- 91

28 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2013

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Nabamita Dutta

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

Sanjukta Roy

World Bank

Russell S. Sobel

The Citadel - School of Business

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

Entrepreneurship is the main engine of economic growth and prosperity. Previous research has explored both the factors that make individuals more likely to be entrepreneurs and the economic policies that foster entrepreneurial activity. In this paper we explore, for the first time, the relationship between media freedom and entrepreneurial activity. A free press should increase entrepreneurial activity because it increases the flow of ideas and information, leading to both more new discoveries as well as an easier ability for entrepreneurs to market and sell new products and innovations.

Keywords: L26, L82, O43

JEL Classification: entrepreneur, entrepreneurship, media freedom, institutions

Suggested Citation

Dutta, Nabamita and Roy, Sanjukta and Sobel, Russell S., Does a Free Press Nurture Entrepreneurship? (2011). Southern Journal of Entrepreneurship, 2011, 4 (1), 71- 91 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2206455

Nabamita Dutta (Contact Author)

University of Wisconsin, La Crosse ( email )

Dept. of Economics, 1725 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
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Sanjukta Roy

World Bank ( email )

1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States

Russell S. Sobel

The Citadel - School of Business ( email )

171 Moultrie St.
Charleston, SC 29409
United States

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