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The Resource Big is beautiful : debunking the myth of small business, Robert D. Atkinson and Michael Lind

Big is beautiful : debunking the myth of small business, Robert D. Atkinson and Michael Lind

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Big is beautiful : debunking the myth of small business
Title
Big is beautiful
Title remainder
debunking the myth of small business
Statement of responsibility
Robert D. Atkinson and Michael Lind
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Language
eng
Summary
"Why small business is not the basis of American prosperity, not the foundation of American democracy, and not the champion of job creation.In this provocative book, Robert Atkinson and Michael Lind argue that small business is not, as is widely claimed, the basis of American prosperity. Small business is not responsible for most of the country's job creation and innovation. American democracy does not depend on the existence of brave bands of self-employed citizens. Small businesses are not systematically discriminated against by government policy makers. Rather, Atkinson and Lind argue, small businesses are not the font of jobs, because most small businesses fail. The only kind of small firm that contributes to technological innovation is the technological start-up, and its success depends on scaling up. The idea that self-employed citizens are the foundation of democracy is a relic of Jeffersonian dreams of an agrarian society. And governments, motivated by a confused mix of populist and free market ideology, in fact go out of their way to promote small business. Every modern president has sung the praises of small business, and every modern president, according to Atkinson and Lind, has been wrong. Pointing to the advantages of scale for job creation, productivity, innovation, and virtually all other economic benefits, Atkinson and Lind argue for a zsize neutraly policy approach in both the United States and around the world that would encourage growth rather than enshrine an anachronism. If we overthrow the zsmall is beautifuly ideology, we will be able to recognize large firms as the engines of progress and prosperity that they are."--
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Atkinson, Robert D
Dewey number
338.6440973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD2356.U6
LC item number
A75 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1962-
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  • Lind, Michael
  • ProQuest (Firm)
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  • Big business
  • Small business
  • Industries
  • Business enterprises
Label
Big is beautiful : debunking the myth of small business, Robert D. Atkinson and Michael Lind
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; I History and Present Trends; 1 Belittled: How Small Became Beautiful; 2 Why Business Got Big: A Brief History; How Business Got Big; Machinery and the Growth of Big Business; Innovation Cycles and Firm Size; 3 Understanding US Firm Size and Dynamics; Trends in Firm and Establishment Size; Shrinking Manufacturers; Nonmanufacturing Firms Getting Bigger; Why Have New Firm Startup Rates Fallen?; Why Did Startups Decline?; What Kinds of Firms Are Starting?; Technological Cycles and High-Growth Startups; II The Advantages of Size
  • 4 The Bigger the Better: The Economics of Firm SizeEconomic Factors; Social Factors; 5 Small Business Job Creation: Myth Versus Reality; The Origin of the Small Business Job Creation Myth; Why Small Business Is Not the Main Source of Jobs; The Startup Jobs Myth; Most Small Firms Are Dependent on Big Firms; 6 The Myth of the Genius in the Garage: Big Innovation; From the Alto to the Apple Macintosh; Firm Size and Innovation; The Rise and Fall of the Corporate Research Lab; The Decline and Fall of the Corporate Research Lab; A New Age of the Individual Entrepreneur?
  • 7 Small Business in a Big WorldFirm Size around the World; Around the World Small Firms Are Less Productive; Explaining Firm Size Differences between Nations; Policies to Keep Businesses Small; III Politics and Policy; 8 A Republic, If You Can Keep It: Big Business and Democracy; The Roots of Producer Republicanism; The Market Fundamentalist Tradition; 9 The Strange Career of Antitrust; Small Producer Protectionism; Reformers and the Trusts; From World War I to the New Deal: The Triumph of Associationalism; Wright Patman and the Chain Store Wars; Antimonopoly and the South
  • 10 Brandeis Is Back: The Fall and Rise of the Antimonopoly TraditionThurman Arnold and Antitrust Policy; Antitrust and the Economists after 1945; Brandeis Is Back; 11 Has Big Business Gotten Too Big?; Historical Trends in Concentration; The Case for Concentration; 12 Small Business Cronyism: Policies Favoring Small Business; The History of Small Business Favoritism; The Extent of Small Business Policy Favoritism; Justifications for Small Business Cronyism; A Policy Agenda for Size Neutrality; 13 Living with Giants; Can We Ever Really Like Big Business?; A National Developmentalist Agenda
  • Getting Competition Policy RightThe Right Small Business Policy; Living with Giants; Notes; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Chapter 13; Index
Control code
MSTDDA5331507
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262345668
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Big is beautiful : debunking the myth of small business, Robert D. Atkinson and Michael Lind
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Intro; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; I History and Present Trends; 1 Belittled: How Small Became Beautiful; 2 Why Business Got Big: A Brief History; How Business Got Big; Machinery and the Growth of Big Business; Innovation Cycles and Firm Size; 3 Understanding US Firm Size and Dynamics; Trends in Firm and Establishment Size; Shrinking Manufacturers; Nonmanufacturing Firms Getting Bigger; Why Have New Firm Startup Rates Fallen?; Why Did Startups Decline?; What Kinds of Firms Are Starting?; Technological Cycles and High-Growth Startups; II The Advantages of Size
  • 4 The Bigger the Better: The Economics of Firm SizeEconomic Factors; Social Factors; 5 Small Business Job Creation: Myth Versus Reality; The Origin of the Small Business Job Creation Myth; Why Small Business Is Not the Main Source of Jobs; The Startup Jobs Myth; Most Small Firms Are Dependent on Big Firms; 6 The Myth of the Genius in the Garage: Big Innovation; From the Alto to the Apple Macintosh; Firm Size and Innovation; The Rise and Fall of the Corporate Research Lab; The Decline and Fall of the Corporate Research Lab; A New Age of the Individual Entrepreneur?
  • 7 Small Business in a Big WorldFirm Size around the World; Around the World Small Firms Are Less Productive; Explaining Firm Size Differences between Nations; Policies to Keep Businesses Small; III Politics and Policy; 8 A Republic, If You Can Keep It: Big Business and Democracy; The Roots of Producer Republicanism; The Market Fundamentalist Tradition; 9 The Strange Career of Antitrust; Small Producer Protectionism; Reformers and the Trusts; From World War I to the New Deal: The Triumph of Associationalism; Wright Patman and the Chain Store Wars; Antimonopoly and the South
  • 10 Brandeis Is Back: The Fall and Rise of the Antimonopoly TraditionThurman Arnold and Antitrust Policy; Antitrust and the Economists after 1945; Brandeis Is Back; 11 Has Big Business Gotten Too Big?; Historical Trends in Concentration; The Case for Concentration; 12 Small Business Cronyism: Policies Favoring Small Business; The History of Small Business Favoritism; The Extent of Small Business Policy Favoritism; Justifications for Small Business Cronyism; A Policy Agenda for Size Neutrality; 13 Living with Giants; Can We Ever Really Like Big Business?; A National Developmentalist Agenda
  • Getting Competition Policy RightThe Right Small Business Policy; Living with Giants; Notes; Chapter 1; Chapter 2; Chapter 3; Chapter 4; Chapter 5; Chapter 6; Chapter 7; Chapter 8; Chapter 9; Chapter 10; Chapter 11; Chapter 12; Chapter 13; Index
Control code
MSTDDA5331507
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780262345668
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote

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