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Ács, Zoltán J.

Overview
Works: 261 works in 907 publications in 1 language and 13,770 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  Case studies  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Honoree, Publishing director
Classifications: HB615, 338.642
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Most widely held works by Zoltán J Ács
Innovation and small firms by Zoltán J Ács( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analisi: PROGRESSO. Progresso tecnico : in generale. ECONOMIA AZIENDALE. Innovazione, diversificazione. INDUSTRIA. Politica industriale
Why philanthropy matters : how the wealthy give, and what it means for our economic well-being by Zoltán J Ács( Book )

18 editions published between 2013 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philanthropy has long been a distinctive feature of American culture, but its crucial role in the economic well-being of the nation--and the world--has remained largely unexplored. Why Philanthropy Matters takes an in-depth look at philanthropy as an underappreciated force in capitalism, measures its critical influence on the free-market system, and demonstrates how American philanthropy could serve as a model for the productive reinvestment of wealth in other countries. Factoring in philanthropic cycles that help balance the economy, Zoltan Acs offers a richer picture of capitalism, and a more accurate backdrop for considering policies that would promote the capitalist system for the good of all."--Publisher's description
Handbook of entrepreneurship research : an interdisciplinary survey and introduction by Zoltán J Ács( Book )

68 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interest in and attention to entrepreneurship has exploded in recent years. Nevertheless, much of the research and scholarship in entrepreneurship has remained elusive to academics, policymakers and other researchers, in large part because the field is informed by a broad spectrum of disciplines, including management, finance, economics, policy, sociology, and psychology, often pursued in isolation from each other. Since its original publication in 2003, the Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research has served as the definitive resource in the field, bringing together contributions from leading sc
Obesity, business, and public policy by Zoltán J Ács( Book )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Obesity, Business and Public Policy is unique in its broad social science approach, exploring the obesity epidemic from economic, business, legal, social and public policy perspectives. As such, this truly multidisciplinary study will make fascinating reading for academics and professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds including: business, economics, public and social policy, medicine and nutrition."--Jacket
Entrepreneurship, growth, and public policy by Zoltán J Ács( Book )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how socio-economic transformation is placed within a larger context spanning two centuries of economic growth and development in a capitalist society. This book is suitable for those interested in entrepreneurship, political science and regional science and as well academics, graduate students and economists
Entrepreneurship, small and medium-sized enterprises, and the macroeconomy( Book )

18 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By examining the functions of new firms and entrepreneurs in the economy, the essays in this volume make a fundamental contribution to our understanding of the macroeconomy. Each chapter clarifies the role of entrepreneurs in economic theory, the function of small and medium-sized enterprises that they found and build and the impact of the innovations introduced on employment, productivity and economic growth. The public policy implications of this process are clear. Countries that encourage entrepreneurship and free entry will have better macroeconomic performance than those that retard it. And a dynamic small and medium-sized enterprise sector requires addressing the issue of inadequate management competence and bridging the gap between large and small firms
Entrepreneurship, geography, and American economic growth by Zoltán J Ács( Book )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Knowledge has become the primary fuel for economic growth in the twenty-first century. Through the mechanism of knowledge spillovers, the full potential of knowledge as the fuel for economic growth expands with the increasing interaction of people. The authors present a knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship to explain geographic variations in local rates of economic growth. Central to entrepreneurship is the process of discovering an opportunity to create value through innovation. Entrepreneurs are rewarded for transforming knowledge into new products and bringing them to market."
Innovation and the growth of cities by Zoltán J Ács( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book by Zoltan Acs explores the relationship between industrial innovation and economic growth at the regional level, and reaches conclusions as to why some regions grow but others decline. While the analysis draws on industrial organization, labor economics, regional science, geography and entrepreneurship, the book focuses on innovation and the growth of cities by the use of endogenous growth theory." "The author argues that industrial innovation is the driving force behind long-run regional growth, and explores the issues of how technology and entrepreneurship can foster and promote growth at the regional level." "With its multidisciplinary approach, Innovation and the Growth of Cities will be welcomed by academics and researchers alike in the areas of innovation and science, regional science and geography, entrepreneurship and evolutionary economics."--Jacket
Innovation and technological change : an international comparison by Zoltán J Ács( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small firms and entrepreneurship : an East-West perspective( Book )

15 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book analyses the relative importance of small firms in industrial economies. It brings together a series of studies spanning a spectrum of selected countries in developed Western nations and Eastern Europe to identify the exact role of small firms and how this role has evolved. A striking result which emerges is that a distinct and consistent shift away from large firms and towards small enterprises has occurred within the manufacturing sector of all Western countries, while the role of small firms in Eastern European nations has been remarkably restricted, and, indeed, all these countries have experienced a shift away from small firms. It is clear from this analysis that a major challenge for political and economic reform in Central and Eastern Europe is to create the strong entrepreneurial sector which exists in the West
The changing structure of the U.S. economy : lessons from the steel industry by Zoltán J Ács( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are small firms important? : their role and impact by Zoltán J Ács( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Are Small Firms Important? Their Role and Impact proposes and supports the claim that small firms make two indispensable contributions to the economy. First, they are an integral part of the renewal process that pervades market economies. New and small firms play a crucial role in experimentation and innovation that leads to technological change, productivity and economic growth. Second, small firms are the essential mechanism by which millions enter the economic and social mainstream of American society. The public policy implications for sustained economic growth and social well-being is the continued high-level creation of new and small firms by all segments of society. It should be the role of government policy to facilitate that process by eliminating entry barriers, lowering transaction costs, and minimizing regulation
Small and medium-sized enterprises in the global economy by Bernard Yeung( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entrepreneurship and globalization are two much-examined forces as we enter the new millennium--yet very little has been published on the intersection of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the global economy. To close the gap, this volume delves into the intricate roles and consequences of such businesses on both global and domestic economies. The first part of the volume provides an overview of the phenomenon of globalization, arguing that entrepreneurial discovery and technological change lead to globalization, which in turn leads to further opportunity for entrepreneurial discovery--no less for SMEs than for multinational corporations. In part two, the essays examine the role of SMEs in the global economy and why they are thriving. Part three reviews the roles of SMEs and innovators and examines their roles in direct foreign investment. Part four explores the role of technological diversity and knowledge spillovers as a way to explain the superior innovative performance of SMEs. Part five looks at the role of SMEs in technology transfer. Finally, part six examines the theoretical and policy implications of the international activities of SMEs, suggesting that policies should aim to reduce the costs in international expansion for SMEs. This volume will provide the foundation for further study in SMEs and globalization. It will appeal to scholars and students in both international business and economics. Zoltan J. Acs is Professor of Economics and Finance, University of Baltimore. Bernard Yin Yeung is Professor of International Business, University of Michigan
The Economics of small firms : a European challenge by Zoltán J Ács( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regional innovation, knowledge, and global change by Zoltán J Ács( Book )

18 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
The emergence of the knowledge economy : a regional perspective by Zoltán J Ács( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Knowledge has in recent years become a key driver for growth of regions and nations. This volume empirically investigates the emergence of the knowledge economy in the late 20th century from a regional point of view. It first deals with the theoretical background for understanding the knowledge economy, with knowledge spillovers and development externalities. It then examines aspects of the relationship between knowledge inputs and innovative outputs in the information, computer and telecommunications sector (ICT) of the economy at the regional level. Case studies focusing on a wide variety of sectors, countries and regions finally illustrate important regional innovation issues
Public policy in an entrepreneurial economy : creating the conditions for business growth by Zoltán J Ács( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In recent years there has been increased focus on understanding the dynamic relationships among entrepreneurship, policymaking, and economic growth. At the heart of research, debate and practical application is the question: "Under what conditions can entrepreneurship flourish?" And the corollary: "To what degree does encouraging entrepreneurship result in economic growth?"A popular response is to argue for "entrepreneurship policy" - that is, targeted policies that are designed to promote innovation, entrepreneurship, and small business creation. To the editors and contributors of this volume, that approach is fundamentally flawed. They argue that there is no such thing as a discrete entrepreneurship policy; instead, there is only policymaking in the context of an entrepreneurial economy. The book addresses policies operating at the individual, national, regional, and international levels, and offers a unique perspective on several institutional structures that enhance entrepreneurship and economic growth
Global entrepreneurship and development index 2014 by Zoltán J Ács( Book )

6 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume captures the context features of entrepreneurship and fills a gap in the measurement of development. Building on recent advances in entrepreneurship and economic development, the authors have created an index that offers a measure of the quality of the business formation process in 120 of the most important countries in the world. The authors expertly capture the contextual feature of entrepreneurship by focusing on entrepreneurial attitudes, entrepreneurial abilities and entrepreneurial aspirations. The data and their contribution to the business formation process are supported by three decades of research into entrepreneurship across a host of countries. The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index is a construction of individual and institutional measures that integrates 31 variables from various data sources into 15 pillars, three sub-indexes and a 'super index'. The relationship between entrepreneurship and economic development appears to be more or less mildly S-shaped. The findings suggest moving away from simple measures of entrepreneurship across countries illustrating a U-shaped or L-shaped relationship to more complex measures, which are positively related to development. The model has important implications for development policy. This unique book will be invaluable for researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurs keen to expand their understanding of entrepreneurship and development
Handbook on entrepreneurship research an interdisciplinary survey and introduction( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its original publication in 2003, the Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research has served as the definitive resource in the field, bringing together contributions from leading scholars in such disciplines as management, finance, economics, policy, sociology, and psychology to present a holistic, multi-dimensional approach. This new edition, fully revised and updated, and including several new chapters, covers all of the primary topics in entrepreneurship, including entrepreneurial behavior, risk and opportunity recognition, equity financing, business culture and strategy, innovation, and the impact of entrepreneurship on economic growth and development. Featuring an integrative introduction, extensive literature reviews and reference lists, the Handbook will continue to serve as a roadmap to the continually evolving and dynamic field of entrepreneurship."The Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research provides doctoral students with a broad yet solid introduction to the field, and established scholars with an overview that is otherwise very hard to obtain. It is a must read for every academic who is serious about entrepreneurship." Per Davidsson, The Jönköping International Business School "Acs and Audretsch have assembled a virtual who's who list of researchers in the fledgling field of entrepreneurship. Even more usefully, the Handbook also includes reviews of the vast array of work closely related to entrepreneurship that has appeared primarily in economics, psychology and sociology journals; despite their relevance, locating these studies can prove difficult as their authors frequently do not focus on the implications of their research for entrepreneurship." Olav Sorenson, University of California, Los Angeles
Enterpreneurship, innovation and technological change by Zoltán J Ács( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This survey links the prevalent theory from the entrepreneurship literature concerning opportunity recognition and exploitation to economic theory, in particular the model of the knowledge production function. The debate and evidence regarding the relationship between innovative activity and organizational context is examined. The role that the external knowledge context or what has become known as knowledge spillovers and geographic location plays in innovative activity is analyzed. Based on new theoretical models combined with compelling empirical evidence, the authors offer a reinterpretation of the role of entrepreneurship in innovative activity and technology
 
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Acs, Z. 1947-

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Handbook of entrepreneurship research : an interdisciplinary survey and introductionObesity, business, and public policyEntrepreneurship, growth, and public policyEntrepreneurship, small and medium-sized enterprises, and the macroeconomyEntrepreneurship, geography, and American economic growthInnovation and the growth of citiesSmall firms and entrepreneurship : an East-West perspectiveAre small firms important? : their role and impact