Nine papers consider the role of small firms in the American economy. Papers examine small firms and efficiency (David B. Audretsch); semiconductor start-ups and the exploration of new technological territory (Paul Almeida); entry, innovation, and firm growth (John R. Baldwin and Joanne Johnson); small business and job creation in the United States (John Haltiwanger and C. J. Krizan); small business, entrepreneurship, and industrial dynamics (Bo Carlsson); the role of women-owned businesses (Candida Brush and Robert D. Hisrich); the contribution of ethnic enterprises to the economic and social well-being of America (John Sibley Butler and Patricia Gene Green); evolution, community, and the global economy (Zoltan J. Acs, Randal Morck, and Bernard Yeung); and small businesses, innovation, and public policy (Joshua Lerner). Acs is at the University of Baltimore and with the U.S. Bureau of the Census. Index.
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