The American Antitrust Institute today released the first two papers of its Report on Antitrust and Entrepreneurship. One paper, “A Vocabulary for Conversing about Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Antitrust” is authored by AAI's Bert Foer and gives an introduction to the discussion of entrepreneurship, innovation, and antitrust. Peter Carstensen from the University of Wisconsin offers the comment.
Also released today is “Entrepreneurial Ventures: A Portfolio Approach to Assist Public Policy.” This paper by Donald Kuratko from the University of Indiana explores the importance of entrepreneurship and high-growth ventures to producing a significant amount of job and wealth creation in the United States. The comment is provided by Sharon Matusik at the University of Colorado.
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.