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The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Data

Maria Minniti

Abstract

Why are some individuals more entrepreneurial than others? What types of institutional environments are more conducive to entrepreneurship? Does entrepreneurship contribute to the growth of a country? Answering these questions is particularly important at a time when governments all over the world are looking to entrepreneurship as a way to increase employment and the competitiveness of their countries. The chapters in this volume cover topics such as entrepreneurial motivation, gender and migration, entrepreneurial financing, urban entrepreneurship, growth-oriented entrepreneurship, economic ... More

Keywords: entrepreneurship, GEM, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, cross-country studies, entrepreneurship data, entrepreneurial process, entrepreneurial dynamics, entrepreneurs, early-stage entrepreneurship, TEA rates, cross-country entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship theory, entrepreneurship policy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199580866
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199580866.001.0001

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Maria Minniti, editor
Professor and Bobby B. Lyle Chair in Entrepreneurship, Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University
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Introduction

Maria Minniti

1 Excess Entry and Entrepreneurial Decisions: The Role of Overconfidence

Philipp Koellinger, Maria Minniti, and Christian Schade

3 Defining and Identifying Family Entrepreneurship: A New View of Entrepreneurs

Ramona K. Zachary, Edward G. Rogoff, and Ivory Phinisee

6 Entrepreneurship in World Cities

Zoltan Acs, Niels Bosma, and Rolf Sternberg

9 Poverty and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

José Ernesto Amorós and Oscar Cristi

10 Ambitious Entrepreneurship, High-Growth Firms, and Macroeconomic Growth

Erik Stam, Chantal Hartog, André van Stel, and Roy Thurik

12 Entrepreneurship and the Decision to Export

Kent Jones and Megan McDonald Way

Conclusion

David B. Audretsch