PDE-news (8/22/11): Leapfrogging to High-Growth in Mexico

Even during this bruising recession, risk-taking entrepreneurs in the developing world seem to be seeing opportunities to leapfrog others and create advantage. And, as the Kauffman Foundation’s Carl Schramm recently argued in an article in Forbes magazine, I am not just talking about mobile technology in Africa.

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From the Policy Dialogue on Entrepreneurship Blog
’Closing the Transition Gap’ Necessary for Post-Conflict Economic Growth
Intervening forces — whether officially “occupiers” or not — have a duty to create or support existing rule of law institutions in post-conflict states, according to the new paper “Closing the Transition Gap,” the fourth paper in the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s Expeditionary Economics Research Series to reconsider the United States’ approach to military- and civilian-led development in areas stricken by conflict and natural disaster. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/August/Closing-the-Transition-Gap-Necessary-for-Post-Conflict-Economic-Growth.aspx

‘Ice House’ Program Battles Hardship with Entrepreneurship
During Global Entrepreneurship Week 2010, the Kauffman Foundation launched “Who Owns the Ice House?” a two-part learning project designed to inspire and engage the next generation in the unlimited opportunities that an entrepreneurial mindset can provide. The program consists of a book that shares timeless lessons from the life experiences of Clifton Taulbert (successful entrepreneur and acclaimed author) while growing up in the segregated South; as well as an online course that features first-hand experiences of individuals who have overcome tremendous challenges by embracing an entrepreneurial mindset. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/August/Ice-House-Program-Battle-Hardship-with-Entrepreneurship.aspx

A Look Back at Innovation Daily 
Each day, Innovation Daily checks the pulse of global innovation– courtesy of Innovation America. Here, we take a look at a handful of relevant stories it compiled last week: Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/August/A-Look-Back-at-Innovation-Daily-August-2228.aspx

This Week in Entrepreneurship Policy 
The U.S. Congress is currently observing the typical August / Summer recess. They are scheduled to return to Washington on Tuesday, September 6, following the Labor Day holiday. Read More…>> http://www.entrepreneurship.org/en/Blogs/Policy-Forum-Blog/2011/August/This-Week-in-Entrepreneurial-Policy-August-22.aspx