Entrepreneurship involves the study of new business creation as well as the actual process of planning, launching and running a new business. It is one of the key driving forces of the economy, requiring innovation, perseverance, creativity, and risk-taking. Entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship researchers must be conversant not just about business principles, but also with how those principles interact in practice with law, economics, public policy, and society. SSRN’s Entrepreneurship Research & Policy Network (ERPN) includes early-stage academic research across the entire field of entrepreneurship studies, from law and finance, to management and marketing, to economics, innovation, growth, and the teaching of entrepreneurship. Everything from practical case studies to policy recommendations and theoretical analyses fall within ERPN’s scope.