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Business and Economics

Section Editor: David Audretsch

David Audretsch is a Distinguished Professor and Ameritech Chair of Economic Development at Indiana University, where he is also serves as Director of the Institute for Development Strategies.  He also is an Honorary Professor  of Industrial Economics and Entrepreneurship at the WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management in Germany and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London.

Audretsch's research has focused on the links between entrepreneurship, government policy, innovation, economic development and global competitiveness. His books include Everything in its Place: The Strategic Management of Cities, Regions and States with Oxford University Press in 2015 and The Handbook of Local Competitiveness, also with Oxford University Press in 2015. He is co-founder and co-editor of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. He was awarded the 2001 Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research by the Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research. In 2008 he received an honorary doctorate degree from the University of Augsburg, and in September, 2010 he received an honorary doctorate degree from Jonköping University. In 2011 he was awarded the Schumpeter Prize from the University of Wuppertal.

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  1. This paper developed an estimation model for the contribution of exports to a country’s regional economy based on the Chenery–Moses model and conducted an empirical analysis using China’s multi-regional input...

    Authors: Sanmang Wu, Shantong Li and Yalin Lei
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2016 5:210
  2. Service innovation management practice is currently being widely scrutinized mainly in the developed countries, where it has been initiated. The current study attempts to propose a framework and empirically va...

    Authors: Syed Abidur Rahman, Seyedeh Khadijeh Taghizadeh, T. Ramayah and Noor Hazlina Ahmad
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:810
  3. Transnational companies, operating in extremely competitive global markets, always seek to lower different operating costs, such as inventory holding costs in their intra- supply chain system. This paper incor...

    Authors: Singa Wang Chiu, Chao-Chih Huang, Kuo-Wei Chiang and Mei-Fang Wu
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:687
  4. This study uses mathematical modeling to examine a multi-product economic manufacturing quantity (EMQ) model with an enhanced end items issuing policy and rework failures. We assume that a multi-product EMQ m...

    Authors: Yuan-Shyi Peter Chiu, Peng-Cheng Sung, Singa Wang Chiu and Chung-Li Chou
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:679
  5. We assume a monopolistic market for a non-durable non-renewable resource such as crude oil, phosphates or fossil water. Stating the problem of obtaining optimal policies on extraction and pricing of the resour...

    Authors: Albert Corominas and Enric Fossas
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:503
  6. Coordination of different business activities among units becomes vital as organizations pay much attention to their core activities. Thus, their fruitfulness constantly relies on their capacity to coordinate ...

    Authors: Habtamu Regassa Lemma, Rajwinder Singh and Navjot Kaur
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2015 4:498
  7. Our paper addresses the development of the gamification concept with business applications. We report on our survey of customers and managers seeking to participate in gamification on their websites. We examin...

    Authors: Roger Conaway and Mario Cortés Garay
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:653
  8. The impact of age and sex on health care expenditure has recently become one of the major concerns in many developing countries like Bangladesh. Age and sex differences in the use of health care services can b...

    Authors: Abdur Razzaque Sarker, Rashidul Alam Mahumud, Marufa Sultana, Sayem Ahmed, Wahid Ahmed and Jahangir AM Khan
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:435
  9. This text aims to present the methodology of study of land-use conflicts performed in recent years by a multidisciplinary team, and to reveal the methods of survey and data collection, as well as the structure...

    Authors: André Torre, Romain Melot, Habibullah Magsi, Luc Bossuet, Anne Cadoret, Armelle Caron, Ségolène Darly, Philippe Jeanneaux, Thierry Kirat, Haï Vu Pham and Orestes Kolokouris
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2014 3:85
  10. This paper aims to investigate the media industry in Asia, with reference to international standards of media tools, instruments, content, and coverage. We have also explored factors that may further improve A...

    Authors: Amber Osman, Muhammad Imtiaz Subhani and Syed Akif Hasan
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:646
  11. In recent years, inventory management is continuous challenge for all organizations not only due to heavy cost associated with inventory holding, but also it has a great deal to do with the organizations produ...

    Authors: Muhammad Imran Qureshi, Mehwish Iftikhar, Mansoor Nazir Bhatti, Tauqeer Shams and Khalid Zaman
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:645
  12. Bank liquidity management has become a major issue during the financial crisis as liquidity shortages have intensified and have put pressure on banks to diversity and improve their liquidity sources.

    Authors: Julia García Cabello
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:334
  13. Three dedicated approaches to the calculation of the risk-adjusted net present value (rNPV) in drug discovery projects under different assumptions are suggested. The probability of finding a candidate drug suitab...

    Authors: Andreas M Svennebring and Jarl ES Wikberg
    Citation: SpringerPlus 2013 2:140