What is it about?

The aim of this study is to analyze the impact of a variety of factors on the total entrepreneurial activity rate (TEA). A panel data approach of 26 developed countries was used to evaluate the simultaneous influence of the factors on TEA (2004–2011).

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Why is it important?

Our contribution aims to help economic policymakers in developed countries to gain awareness of the main determinants of entrepreneurial activity at country level and thus to enable better decisions.


Overall, the main findings clarify which potential determinants have a real impact on entrepreneurial activity.

Prof. Gonçalo Rodrigues Brás
Instituto Superior de Gestao e Administracao de Santarem

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This page is a summary of: The Determinants of Entrepreneurship at the Country Level: A Panel Data Approach, Entrepreneurship Research Journal, October 2018, De Gruyter,
DOI: 10.1515/erj-2016-0060.
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