The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship: Evidence from Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Data

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Maria Minniti
OUP Oxford, Feb 14, 2013 - Business & Economics - 352 pages
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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 the causes 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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Contents

Introduction
1
The Role of Overconfidence
11
A Multicountry Examination
31
A New View of Entrepreneurs
57
Financial Returns from Informal Investments in Businesses Owned by Relatives Friends and Strangers
77
5 The Contribution of Migrants and Ethnic Minorities to Entrepreneurship in the United Kingdom
101
6 Entrepreneurship in World Cities
125
7 Interregional Disparities Entrepreneurship and EU Regional Policy
153
9 Poverty and Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries
209
10 Ambitious Entrepreneurship HighGrowth Firms and Macroeconomic Growth
231
11 HighAspiration Entrepreneurship
251
12 Entrepreneurship and the Decision to Export
277
Conclusion
299
Data Appendix
307
Index
313
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The Role of Institutions and Generational Change
181

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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 Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Economic Psychology, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Small Business Economics Journal, and Comparative Economics Studies. Dr Minniti is field editor of Economics for the Journal of Business Venturing and associate editor for the Small Business Economics Journal and the International Small Business Journal.

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