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Economic creativity and innovation implementation: the entrepreneurial drivers of growth? Evidence from 63 countries


  • Leslie Williams


  • Stephen McGuire


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  • Leslie Williams & Stephen McGuire, 2010. "Economic creativity and innovation implementation: the entrepreneurial drivers of growth? Evidence from 63 countries," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 34(4), pages 391-412, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:34:y:2010:i:4:p:391-412
    DOI: 10.1007/s11187-008-9145-7

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    5. Nuno Campos Pereira & Nuno Araújo & Leonardo Costa, 2016. "A counting multidimensional innovation index for SMEs," Working Papers de Economia (Economics Working Papers) 01, Católica Porto Business School, Universidade Católica Portuguesa.
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    7. Barba-Sánchez, Virginia & Atienza-Sahuquillo, Carlos, 2012. "Entrepreneurial Behavior: Impact Of Motivation Factors On Decision To Create A New Venture / Comportamiento Emprendedor: Impacto De Los Factores Motivacionales En La Decisión De Crear Una Nueva Empres," Investigaciones Europeas de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa (IEDEE), Academia Europea de Dirección y Economía de la Empresa (AEDEM), vol. 18(2), pages 132-138.

    More about this item


    Culture; Economic creativity; Innovation; Entrepreneurship; National prosperity; Structural equation modeling; O31; C12; C31; L26;

    JEL classification:

    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives
    • C12 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Hypothesis Testing: General
    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship


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