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Philippe Aghion: recipient of the 2016 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research
London School of Economics and Political Science, GBR.
Swedish Entrepreneurship Forum, SWE.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0218-7924
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
2017 (English)In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913, Vol. 48, no 1, 1-8 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Professor Philippe Aghion is the 2016 recipient of the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research, consisting of 100,000 Euros and a statuette designed by the internationally renowned Swedish sculptor Carl Milles. He is one of the most influential researchers worldwide in economics in the last couple of decades. His research has advanced our understanding of the relationship between firm-level innovation, entry and exit on the one hand, and productivity and growth on the other. Aghion has thus accomplished to bridge theoretical macroeconomic growth models with a more complete and consistent microeconomic setting. He is one of the founding fathers of the pioneering and original contribution referred to as Schumpeterian growth theory. Philippe Aghion has not only contributed with more sophisticated theoretical models, but also provided empirical evidence regarding the importance of entrepreneurial endeavours for societal prosperity, thereby initiating a more nuanced policy discussion concerning the interdependencies between entrepreneurship, competition, wealth and growth.

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Springer-Verlag New York, 2017. Vol. 48, no 1, 1-8 p.
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Global Award, Entrepreneurship, Economic growth, Innovation, Firm entry, Finance, Regulation
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-13920DOI: 10.1007/s11187-016-9801-2ISI: 000392306200001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-13920DiVA: diva2:1076284
Available from: 2017-02-22 Created: 2017-02-22 Last updated: 2017-02-24Bibliographically approved

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