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Keywords: Innovation, Entrepreneurial Behavior, Knowledge
The aim of this paper is caused by the observation that a lot of available knowledge and innovation isn't applied in production and in the final products, therefore it doesn't move in economic growth. In this way, the sensitive policies to research and innovation also, even if they keep on a decisive factor in the scientific and cultural progress, lose effectiveness in transferring their benefits into the economy and the socioeconomic welfare. So a verification's problem of the basic conditions, so that the process of knowledge - innovation - growth is more effective and able to satisfy expectations of a fully - developed community, becomes necessary. One factor which is conclusive for the purpose is entrepreneurship, in a position to intervene with incisiveness in the same process and to act as a point of junction between scientific and productive world. Clearly it's an innovative (not repetitive) entrepreneurship, as already prefigured by Schumpeter at the beginning of the twentieth-century, but that's slow in taking off still today, in spite of the many best practice that however continue to remain isolated cases of greatness. Then the main phases of the above - mentioned process are tested, in which an entrepreneurial behavior, as outlined in the text, could really bring a decisive effectiveness in the economic impact of middle-long-term. Finally, the work closes with the proposal of some general line of policy, able to increase the system's conditions to a change of the imitative entrepreneurial mentality, still diffused today.