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Entrepreneurship and economic performance: a macro perspective

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  • Roy Thurik
  • Sander Wennekers
  • Lorraine Uhlaner

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The present paper provides a theoretical framework of the relationship between the rate of entrepreneurship and national economic performance. The first part deals with some aspects of the recent economics literature on the relation between entrepreneurship and small business on the one hand, and economic growth on the other. In particular, it gives a summary of some work of the EIM/CASBEC research group in The Netherlands. In the second part, a framework is presented linking entrepreneurship and growth�to different levels of aggregation. The last part of the paper illustrates the framework with some historical case studies. The present paper supplements Wennekers, Uhlaner and Thurik (2002)�and is concerned with the causes of the rate of entrepreneurship.

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Paper provided by EIM Business and Policy Research in its series Scales Research Reports with number N200220.

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Length: 20 pages
Date of creation: 01 Nov 2002
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Handle: RePEc:eim:papers:n200220

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