Entrepreneurial State
Mariana Mazzucato

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Narrated By: Amy Finegan

Duration: 8 hours and 41 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Entrepreneurial State by Mariana Mazzucato, read by Amy Finegan.

According to conventional wisdom, innovation is best left to the dynamic entrepreneurs of the private sector, and government should get out of the way. But what if all this was wrong? What if, from Silicon Valley to medical breakthroughs, the public sector has been the boldest and most valuable risk-taker of all?

'A brilliant book' Martin Wolf, Financial Times

'One of the most incisive economic books in years' Jeff Madrick, New York Review of Books

'Mazzucato is right to argue that the state has played a central role in producing game-changing breakthroughs' Economist


Political economy, Economic systems & structures, Macroeconomics, Civil service & public sector, Central / national / federal government policies, Entrepreneurship

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One of the most incisive economics books in years

New York Review of Books

Read her book. It will challenge your thinking


This book has a controversial thesis. But it is basically right