Enterprise policy evaluation: is there a 'new' way of doing it?

@article{Lenihan2011EnterprisePE,
  title={Enterprise policy evaluation: is there a 'new' way of doing it?},
  author={Helena Lenihan},
  journal={Evaluation and program planning},
  year={2011},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={323-32}
}
Given that most economies are now in recession, policymakers are looking to small firms to act as engines of economic growth; this has led to a revived interest in the role of enterprise policy. The 'new' enterprise policy is systemic, promoting and shaping externalities and capabilities. At its core are R&D, innovation and education. It encapsulates a shift from direct intervention towards creating an enabling environment for small firms and entrepreneurship. At present there is a research… CONTINUE READING

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