No politics, no society: Questioning the justification of entrepreneurship in Chilean public policies

Oriana Bernasconi, Juan Felipe Espinosa-Cristia

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Resumen

Studies show that the state plays a positive role in shaping conditions for entrepreneurship and promoting economic growth through entrepreneurial activity. However, the question of how state intervention in entrepreneurship is justified in neoliberal regimes has received scant attention, although it can legitimize public policies. We examine the entrepreneurial slant of the Production and Commerce Development Corporation of Chile (CORFO), which implements regulations and grants financial support to startups. Analyzing interviews with CORFO's state officials, public statements, and official documentation, we review the advent of state-led entrepreneurial policy and explore the post-dictatorial government's principles justifying current state policy. This policy relies on double de-politicization: i) divesting entrepreneurship from political affiliation and ii) propagating a meritocratic rhetoric of social and individual development, oblivious of structural inequalities. We argue that this is functional for this regime as long as it guarantees state intervention in entrepreneurship as a policy of common good.

Idioma originalInglés
Páginas (desde-hasta)131-143
Número de páginas13
PublicaciónRAE Revista de Administracao de Empresas
Volumen60
N.º2
DOI
EstadoPublicada - 1 mar 2020

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Gestión internacional y de empresa
  • Empresa, gestión y contabilidad (miscelánea)
  • Relaciones laborales
  • Estrategia y gestión
  • Ciencia de la gestión e investigación de operaciones
  • Comportamiento organizativo y gestión de recursos humanos
  • Gestión y sistemas de información
  • Marketing
  • Gestión tecnológica y de innovación

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