In the Name of Entrepreneurship?: The Logic and Effects of Special Regulatory Treatment for Small Business

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Rand Corporation, Nov 21, 2007 - Law - 368 pages
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What are the differential effects of regulation and policy on small businesses? What is the impact of special regulatory treatment for small businesses? This book sheds light on these issues through analysis of the regulatory and public policy environment with regard to small businesses, including focused studies in four key areas: health insurance, workplace safety, corporate governance, and business organization.
 

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Contents

Chapter One Introduction
1
An Overview
17
Are They a Panacea for Small Businesses?
69
An Exploratory Analysis
107
What Is the Evidence?
143
Chapter Six Do the Owners of Small Law Firms Benefit from Limited Liability?
169
Chapter Seven Data Resources for Policy Research on Small Businesses
205
Chapter Eight Conclusiosn
241
Appendix A Criteria Used to Define Small Business in Determining Thresholds
253
Appendix B Methodology for Analysis of Small Businesses and Workplace Fatality Risk
293
Appendix C Regression Analysis for Analysis of Small Businesses and Workplace Fatality Risk
301
Appendix D Firms Reasons to Go Private or Go Dark After SarbanesOxley
305
References
307
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Susan M. Gates is an economist at RAND specializing in the areas of industrial organization, political economy, and applications of economic management principles to public sector organizations.

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