The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Data

Paperback | April 14, 2013

byMaria Minniti

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Learning about entrepreneurship has major implications for the way we understand economic change and progress. At a time when governments all over the world look to entrepreneurship as a way to increase the wealth and well-being of their countries, The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship examines thecauses of differences in entrepreneurial propensity between individuals, the factors that explain variations in the type and quantity of entrepreneurship at the aggregate level, and the macroeconomic implications of entrepreneurship. Using Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) data, the book brings together contributions from leading scholars to provide a comprehensive overview of current scholarship on entrepreneurial activity. Discussed topics include entrepreneurial motivation, gender and migration, entrepreneurial financing,urban entrepreneurship, growth-oriented entrepreneurship, economic growth, and regional entrepreneurship policies. The book concludes by summarizing its contribution to existing literature, with particular attention paid to the policy implications and the ongoing debate on entrepreneurship.

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Learning about entrepreneurship has major implications for the way we understand economic change and progress. At a time when governments all over the world look to entrepreneurship as a way to increase the wealth and well-being of their countries, The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship examines thecauses of differences in entrepreneurial pr...

Maria Minniti is Professor and Bobby B. Lyle Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Cox School of Business, Southern Methodist University. She has published numerous articles on entrepreneurship, economic growth, and complexity theory, as well as book chapters and research monographs. Her articles have appeared in Economics Letters, the Jou...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.07 inPublished:April 14, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Maria Minniti: Introduction1. Philipp Koellinger, Maria Minniti, and Christian Schade: Excess Entry and Entrepreneurial Decisions: the Role of Overconfidence2. I. Elaine Allen and Nan S. Langowitz: Understanding The Gender Gap In Entrepreneurship: A Multi-Country Examination3. Ramona K. Zachary, Edward G. Rogoff, and Ivory Phinisee: Defining and Identifying Family Entrepreneurship: a New View of Entrepreneurs4. William D. Bygrave and Niels Bosma: Investor Altruism: Financial Returns from Informal Investments in Businesses Owned by Relatives, Friends, and Strangers5. Jonathan Levie and Mark Hart: The Contribution of Migrants and Ethnic Minorities to Entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom6. Zoltan Acs, Niels Bosma, and Rolf Sternberg: Entrepreneurship in World Cities7. Rolf Sternberg: Interregional Disparities, Entrepreneurship, and EU Regional Policy8. Saul Estrin and Tomasz Mickiewicz: Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies: The Role of Institutions and Generational Change9. Jose Ernesto Amoros and Oscar Cristi: Poverty and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries10. Erik Stam, Chantal Hartog, Andre van Stel, and Roy Thurik: Ambitious Entrepreneurship, High-growth Firms and Macroeconomic Growth11. Erkko Autio: High-Aspiration Entrepreneurship12. Kent Jones and Megan McDonald Way: Entrepreneurship and the Decision to ExportDavid Audretsch: ConclusionMaria Minniti: Data Appendix