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Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Economic Development

Micro and macro analysis

Regional dynamics of entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial activity both influences and is influenced by regional factors, but we have yet to understand the characteristics and mechanisms that drive economically-beneficial entrepreneurship and their various relationships

Research Focus

The advent of new technologies, such as artificial intelligence, automation, and cloud computing is opening up new possibilities for businesses and societies. New technologies also support entrepreneurial activity, while risk-taking, ambitious entrepreneurs are fundamental to harnessing these news technologies and to creating new innovations and growth pathways. The Entrepreneurship, Technology, and Economic Development project studies the linkages between these three areas—entrepreneurship, new technologies, economic development—at the macro level, and the determinants of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial success at the micro level.

This research effort evaluates the ways in which new technologies affect regional entrepreneurship and employment. In this context, Principal Investigator Yong Suk Lee examines the differential effects of industrial robots on small and young firms as opposed to large and mature firms. Lee also studies the impact of entrepreneurship on regional growth and how government guaranteed small business loans affect regional economies.

 

Lead Researchers

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Yong Suk Lee

Shorenstein APARC Korea Program Deputy Director
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Yong Suk Lee

Shorenstein APARC Korea Program Deputy Director
SK Center Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies
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Charles (Chuck) Eesley

Associate Professor and W. M. Keck Foundation Faculty Scholar, Department of Management Science and Engineering
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Charles (Chuck) Eesley

Associate Professor and W. M. Keck Foundation Faculty Scholar, Department of Management Science and Engineering

Publications

 

Strategic, Policy, and Social Innovation for a Post-Industrial Korea: Beyond the Miracle
By Joon-Nak Choi, Yong Suk Lee, and Gi-Wook Shin (eds.), Routledge, 2018

A Comparative Analysis of Asian versus Asian American Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Stanford University Alumni (with Chuck Eesley)
Chapter in Joon-Nak Choi, Yong Suk Lee, and Gi-Wook Shin (eds.), Strategic, Policy, and Social Innovation for a Post-Industrial Korea: Beyond the Miracle,
Routledge, 2018

Perceptional Change in Institutions: Implications for Entrepreneurship (with Yongwook Paik)
Forthcoming

Do University Entrepreneurship Programs Promote Entrepreneurship? (with Chuck Eesley)
Forthcoming

The Persistence of Entrepreneurship and Innovative Immigrants (with Chuck Eesley)
Research Policy, 2018

Government Guaranteed Small Business Loans and Regional Growth
Journal of Business Venturing, 2018

Entrepreneurship, Small Businesses, and Economic Growth in Cities
Journal of Economic Geography, 2016

 


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