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By Jens Iversen, Rasmus Jrgensen, Nicholaj Malchow-Mller

Defining and Measuring Entrepreneurship reports the commonest strategies of entrepreneurship from the theoretical economics literature, making a choice on universal components and pointing to big variations. the aim is to check those theoretical principles of entrepreneurship with the measures utilized in empirical country-level experiences. due to the fact a coherent or unifying definition of entrepreneurship has no longer emerged, the authors clarify that you will need to be detailed concerning the courting among the several theoretical facets of entrepreneurship and the empirical measures. this is often printed by way of evaluating entrepreneurial task throughout OECD nations utilizing measures that mirror various theoretical features. in accordance with a number of facts assets, the relative rating of nations is especially delicate to the empirical degree used.

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Sweden is excluded because of unreliable estimates caused by a large attrition in the database and the lack of retrospective variables. The high-skilled entry (exit) rate is defined as individuals with a tertiary education making a transition into (out of) self-employment relative to either the stock of self-employed in the previous period or the entire population. 6 contain detailed estimates of self-employment rates and entry/exit rates for the years 1994–2001 to supplement the numbers presented in the main text.

Through a future ownership share in the family business. 3 Another potential limitation of the OECD self-employment rate is that it may not include all owners of incorporated businesses. These individuals are, in legal terms, employees of the corporation and may therefore identify themselves as employees in the household survey interviews. To address this problem, OECD (2000) defines owner–managers as individuals with a job in an incorporated business 2 The ECHP is designed in a similar way, although this survey does not discriminate between employers and own-account workers as they only consider self-employed.

Thus, while both the uncertainty-bearer and the innovator are needed for the functioning of the economy, they perform different roles. This also implies that the appropriate set of policy instruments depend on which aspect of entrepreneurship that should be promoted. Second, these different aspects are to varying degrees reflected in the various empirical measures. While some of these are good indicators of what we have termed “Knightian entrepreneurship,” others 45 46 Conclusion may better capture (some) aspects of Schumpeterian or Kirznerian entrepreneurship.

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