Indiana University, USA, and Max Planck Institute of Economics, Germany
IZA World of Labor role
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Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Economic geography, Germany, Europe
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Distinguished Professor and the Ameritech Chair of Economic Development and Director of the Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana University, USA
PhD Economics, University of Wisconsin, 1980
The Seven Secrets of Germany. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Everything in its Place: Entrepreneurship and The Strategic Management of Cities, Regions and States. New York: Oxford University Press, 2015.
Public Policy in the Entrepreneurial Society, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013.
Creating Competitiveness: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Policies for Growth. Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2013 (with M. L. Walshok).
Valuing an Entrepreneurial Enterprise. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012 (with A. N. Link)
In the future, jobs will be created by those bold enough to transform new ideas and knowledge into innovationsDavid B. Audretsch, December 2015Globalization brings both good and bad job news. The bad news is that jobs will be outsourced from high-cost developed countries into lower-cost locations as soon as the associated economic activity becomes mechanized and predictable. The good news is that globalization creates opportunities that can be realized by people bold enough to transform new ideas and knowledge into innovations. In that way, entrepreneurs will play a vital role in creating the jobs of the future by transforming ideas and knowledge into new products and services, which will be the competitive advantage of the advanced economies.MoreLess