As part of its Report on Antitrust and Entrepreneurship, the American Antitrust Institute today released two new papers.
In “Applying the Ecosystem Metaphor to Entrepreneurship: Uses and Abuses,” Babson College¹s Daniel Isenberg compares the generic features of natural ecosystems and the popular use of the term “entrepreneurship ecosystems” and identifies five mistakes in the way the ecosystem metaphor is applied from the natural sciences. Stuart Read of Willamette University provides the comment.
“Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Antitrust,” authored by Robert Litan, outlines how well-designed antitrust enforcement policy is crucial to preserving opportunities for new entrants, especially in technology sectors. Shubha Ghosh of Syracuse University’s College of Law provides the comment.
The Report on Antitrust and Entrepreneurship is a part of an AAI project, made possible by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The AAI’s focus on antitrust and entrepreneurship is motivated by the importance of entrepreneurial activity for competition and economic growth.
The Report will include seven papers that examine the important relationship between entrepreneurial activity and competition policy and enforcement that is key to an economy that revolves around job creation, investment, innovation, higher living standards, consumer benefits, and the long-term vibrancy of the economy. Authors and commenters examine a variety of issues and questions, including: factors that make up the mindset of successful entrepreneurs; the requisite competition enforcement environment that fosters and supports the entrepreneurial process; and aspects of entrepreneurial activity that challenge competition and economic growth.