E=R Stories

"The answer is not heavy-handed regulations that crush the entrepreneurial spirit and risk-taking of American capitalism-- that's what's made our economy great-- but it is to restore a sense of balance."

Barack Obama, November 16th, 2008

 

And here is a list of quick-links to stories for Entrepreneurs, Policy Makers, and supporters of entrepreneurship. You can see more detailed synopsis of the stories below.

Entrepreneurs and Recessions: Do Downturns Matter?
The relationship between company success and economic conditions at the time of a company’s founding is ill-understood. Do weak economic conditions at the start lead to fewer companies founded? Do weak conditions lead to fewer successful companies? Do companies founded in better economic times fare better than those founded during recessions? The answers to these questions are important because of the central role that entrepreneurial ventures play in our economy, from job creation, to innovation, to improvements in our overall standard of living and GDP.

In this study Kauffman Foundation Senior Fellow Paul S. Kedrosky presents findings from collecting and analyzing data to find out how economic conditions impact startup success.

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‘Venturesome Economy’ Benefits From Research Produced Abroad, Holds Key to Continuing American Prosperity
Even as the turmoil in America's financial markets provokes fear and anxiety over our economic future, a new book, The Venturesome Economy: How Innovation Sustains Prosperity in a More Connected World, asserts a contrasting view.

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Americans Believe Entrepreneurs Will Revive Economy, According to Kauffman Foundation Survey
Americans see entrepreneurship as the answer to the current financial crisis — but worries about the economy are deterring them from taking the first step on that path, according to survey findings released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.

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2008 State New Eco nomy Index Released
The 2008 State New Economy Index, released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, is a state-by-state analysis of the economic structures that are leading the United States’ transformation into a global, entrepreneurial and knowledge- and innovation-based New Economy.

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Bloggingheads.tv discussion: Financial Market Meltdown: Crisis or Opportunity?
Kauffman economist Robert Litan debates the future of the markets on blogginingheads.tv

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Entrepreneurial Startups Find Financing Through External Debt Sources, Not Family and Friends
Contrary to widely held beliefs that startup companies rely heavily on funding from family and friends, a Kauffman Foundation research paper released today reported that external debt financing such as bank loans are the more common sources of funding for many companies during their first year of operation.

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Free Webcast: Technology Leaders Develop Roadmap to New Industries
At the inaugural A. Richard Newton Global Technology Leaders Conference, luminaries from a range of disciplines will meet to define the projects and collaborations that will lead to new industries. Held in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week, the event will be webcast live and free of charge

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NewTalk.org Forum Asks Experts How the Next President Can Break Washington Gridlock
Kauffman Foundation's Robert Litan puts spotlight on long-term economic growth at NewTalk.org's live online forum.

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New Survey Shows that a Good Regulatory Environment Can Boost Entrepreneurial Activity in Developing Countries
New data about total and newly registered businesses in more than 100 industrial and developing countries suggests that a strong business environment can encourage entrepreneurial activity. For example, new firm creation is higher in countries with greater ease in starting a business (Doing Business 2009) and modernized business registries.

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Watch Carl Schramm's Address at University of Illinois Schumpeter Symposium
Carl Schramm, President and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, delivered the keynote address at the Second Annual Schumpeter Symposium at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on October 16, 2008.

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Watch Carl Schramm's keynote address at the Manhattan Institute's conference, 'Market Meltdown: New York’s Financial Crisis'
Carl Schramm, President and CEO of the Kauffman Foundation, delivered the keynote address for the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research's conference, "Market Meltdown: New York’s Financial Crisis," on October 22, 2008. The Institute convened expert panels to discuss the root problems behind the meltdown, the government response, and the fiscal and economic outlook.

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Watch a Discussion on the Future of American Capitalism
Carl Schramm, Bob Litan and William Baumol, authors of Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity, discuss the steps needed to restore our economic growth, foster innovation, and sustain our standard of living for future generations. Watch the Webcast discussion on America's economic future sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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