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Choice of Enterprise Form: Spain, 1886–1936

Timothy W Guinnane and Susana Mart�nez-Rodr�guez.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

March 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Entrepreneurship; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Development. 10560 words.

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Every new firm selects a legal form. Organizing as a corporation, a limited company, or a partnership shapes the firm’s access to capital markets, its...

The Consequences of Entrepreneurial Finance: Evidence from Angel Financings

William R. Kerr, Josh Lerner and Antoinette Schoar.

in The Review of Financial Studies

January 2014; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Investment Banking; Entrepreneurship; Business and Management; Technological Change; Research and Development. 15205 words.

This article documents the fact that ventures funded by two successful angel groups experience superior outcomes to rejected ventures: They have improved survival, exits, employment,...

Constructing entrepreneurial advantage: consensus building, technological uncertainty and emerging industries

Nichola Lowe and Maryann Feldman.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

July 2008; p ublished online July 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Entrepreneurship; Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Development. 11554 words.

In 1976, Cambridge, MA, and Berkeley, CA, responded to concerns about the environmental effects of recombinant DNA by adopting identical biosafety ordinances. This paper explores the...

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Drivers of Entrepreneurship and Post-entry Performance of Newborn Firms in Developing Countries

Francesco Quatraro and Marco Vivarelli.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Economic Development. 12531 words.

The aim of this paper is to provide an updated survey of the “state of the art” in entrepreneurial studies with a particular focus on developing countries (DCs). In particular, the concept...

Entrepreneurship capital and economic growth

David B. Audretsch.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

March 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Technological Change; Research and Development; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Entrepreneurship. 7943 words.

This paper shows how and why the Solow growth accounting framework is useful for linking entrepreneurship capital to economic growth. The knowledge filter impedes the spillover of knowledge...

Entry Regulation and the Formalization of Microenterprises in Developing Countries

Miriam Bruhn and David McKenzie.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2014; p ublished online March 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Production and Organizations; Economic Development. 6595 words.

The majority of microenterprises in most developing countries remain informal despite more than a decade of reforms aimed at making it easier and cheaper for them to formalize. This paper...

The evolution of entrepreneurial ecosystems and the critical role of migrants. A Phase-Model based on a Study of IT startups in the Greater Tel Aviv Area

Susann Schäfer and Sebastian Henn.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

June 2018; p ublished online May 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies; Entrepreneurship; Economic Development; International Factor Movements and International Business. 8823 words.

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Unlike existing studies on entrepreneurial ecosystems that focus on the internal dynamics of such systems, this article argues that entrepreneurial...

Firm Dynamics, Productivity Growth, and Job Creation in Developing Countries: The Role of Micro- and Small Enterprises

Yue Li and Martín Rama.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Demand and Supply of Labour; Production and Organizations; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Entrepreneurship; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 12358 words.

The conventional wisdom on firm dynamics, productivity growth, and job creation in developing countries is based on data that, by design, excludes a vast number of micro- and small...

Gender and the Business Environment for New Firm Creation

Leora F. Klapper and Simon C. Parker.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2011; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Demographic Economics; Other Economic Systems; Public Economics; Economic Development. 7456 words.

The authors summarize the extant literature on the relationship between gender and entrepreneurship. They note significant quantitative gender differences in business entry, with male-owned...

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Government policy, university strategy and the academic entrepreneur: the case of Queensland’s Smart State Institutes

Mark Dodgson and Jonathan Staggs.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2012; p ublished online March 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Entrepreneurship; Education and Research Institutions. 9214 words.

Significant new university initiatives are usually analysed from the perspectives of government policy, university strategy or the entrepreneurship of particular individuals, but rarely...

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A Helping Hand or the Long Arm of the Law? Experimental Evidence on What Governments Can Do to Formalize Firms

Gustavo Henrique de Andrade, Miriam Bruhn and David McKenzie.

in The World Bank Economic Review

January 2016; p ublished online October 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Development; Design of Experiments; Production and Organizations; Entrepreneurship. 13180 words.

We conducted a field experiment in Belo Horizonte, Brazil to test which government actions work to encourage informal firms to register. We find zero or negative impacts of information and...

Investigating the anatomy of the employment effect of new business formation

Michael Fritsch and Florian Noseleit.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

March 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Business and Management; Economic Development. 11125 words.

We decompose the overall contribution of new business formation on regional employment into the direct employment effect and the indirect effects that entries have on incumbents. The...

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The kinetics of capital formation and economic organisation

Anthony M. Endres and David A. Harper.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

July 2012; p ublished online February 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economic Methodology; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Technological Change; Research and Development; Production and Organizations; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Entrepreneurship; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 8584 words.

We examine the inseparability of capital formation and economic organisation in capitalist economic systems. Capital possesses a complex, multilevel (micro, meso, macro) structure that is...

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Learning patterns in venture capital investing in new industries

Dimo Dimov, Pablo Martin de Holan and Hana Milanov.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

December 2012; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Entrepreneurship; Investment Banking; Business and Management; Technological Change; Research and Development. 14817 words.

Using an organizational learning perspective, we link the decision by venture capital (VC) firms to invest early in a new high-technology industry to three experiential learning mechanisms:...

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The legacy of Steven Klepper: Industry evolution, entrepreneurship, and geography

Rajshree Agarwal, Guido Buenstorf, Wesley M. Cohen and Franco Malerba.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

August 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Entrepreneurship; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 10993 words.

This introductory essay of the Special Issue honoring Steven Klepper provides a synthesis of his work, and places the articles of the Special Issue within the context of his scholarship....

Liquidity, Risk, and Occupational Choices

Milo Bianchi and Matteo Bobba.

in The Review of Economic Studies

April 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Financial Institutions and Services; Economic Development. 9796 words.

We explore which financial constraints matter most in the choice of becoming an entrepreneur. We consider a randomly assigned welfare programme in rural Mexico and show that cash transfers...

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Local industrial structures and female entrepreneurship in India

Ejaz Ghani, William R. Kerr and Stephen D. O’Connell.

in Journal of Economic Geography

November 2013; p ublished online May 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Business and Management; Services; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Development; Manufacturing; Entrepreneurship; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 16571 words.

We analyze the spatial determinants of female entrepreneurship in India in the manufacturing and services sectors. We focus on the presence of incumbent female-owned businesses and their...

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Network Structure and Innovative Performance of African Entrepreneurs: The Case of Uganda

Gerrit Rooks, Adam Szirmai and Arthur Sserwanga.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2012; p ublished online June 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Entrepreneurship; Single Equation Models; Single Variables; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 8588 words.

In this study, we examine the impact of social capital on entrepreneurial innovativeness in an African context. Social capital refers to resources that are embedded in a durable network of...

Open business models and venture capital finance

Massimo G. Colombo, Douglas Cumming, Ali Mohammadi, Cristina Rossi-Lamastra and Anu Wadhwa.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

April 2016; p ublished online March 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Investment Banking; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Entrepreneurship; Technological Change; Research and Development. 11065 words.

We investigate the differences in venture capital (VC) governance of investee firms with Open Business Models, specifically Open Source Software (OSS), versus closed business models. Due to...

Promoting Women's Economic Empowerment: What Works?

Mayra Buvinić and Rebecca Furst-Nichols.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2016; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demographic Economics; Demand and Supply of Labour; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Entrepreneurship; Economics; Economic Development. 12020 words.

A review of rigorous evaluations of interventions that seek to empower women economically shows that the same class of interventions has significantly different outcomes depending on the...