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The Psychology of Entrepreneurship and the Technological Frontier – A Spatial Econometric Analysis of Regional Entrepreneurship in the United States

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dc.contributor.author Sutter, Ryan
dc.creator Sutter, Ryan
dc.date 2010-01-15
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-11T18:46:51Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2010-05-11T18:46:51Z
dc.date.issued 2010-05-11T18:46:51Z
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/5807
dc.description.abstract Theories of economic growth have long recognized that the majority of growth results from endogenous changes in technology that emerge from the profit motivated development of new knowledge. However, recent theorizing has suggested that the creation of knowledge in and of itself does not directly or immediately translate into changes in technological productivity as it must first be actively converted from concept into means of production. These developments have lead to spatially interdependent models of economic growth that are based not only on the development of knowledge but also on the commercialization and diffusion of it. This dissertation seeks to empirically examine some of the key propositions of these new theoretical models. Specifically, the relationship between productivity and entrepreneurship will be scrutinized with respect to the technological frontier. As well, the concept of regional psychological capital will be probed as an explanation for the proclivity of entrepreneurial activity in certain regions.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject regional economic development en_US
dc.subject bayesean en_US
dc.subject spatial econometrics en_US
dc.title The Psychology of Entrepreneurship and the Technological Frontier – A Spatial Econometric Analysis of Regional Entrepreneurship in the United States en_US
dc.type Dissertation en
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy in Public Policy en_US
thesis.degree.level Doctoral en
thesis.degree.discipline Public Policy en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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