From nascent to actual entrepreneurship: the effect of entry barriers
This exploratory study focuses on the conversion from nascent to actual entrepreneurship and the role of entry barriers in this process. Using data for a sample of countries participating in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor between 2002 and 2004, we estimate a twoequation model explaining the nascent entrepreneurship rate and the young business entrepreneurship rate, while taking into account the interrelationship between the two variables (i.e. the conversion). Furthermore various determinants of entrepreneurship reflecting the demand and supply side of entrepreneurship as well as government intervention are incorporated in the model. We find evidence for a strong conversion effect from nascent to actual entrepreneurship. We also find positive effects on entrepreneurial activity rates of labour flexibility and tertiary enrollment and a negative effect of social security expenditure. Concerning the effect of entry regulations we find mixed results. Using one set of entry regulation measures we find no effects whereas using data from a second source we find a weak negative effect of more burdensome entry regulations on the rate of entrepreneurship.
|Keywords||entry regulations, nascent entrepreneurship, young business|
van Stel, A.J., Storey, D., Wennekers, A.R.M., & Thurik, A.R.. (2005). From nascent to actual entrepreneurship: the effect of entry barriers. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/9714