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Entrepreneurship policies and new business performance and growth: an empirical analysis based on manufacturing industries

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  • José A Belso Martínez

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Entrepreneurship policy is an emerging area among economic policy developments that is currently not well developed. Policy makers are seeking to increase countries’ and regions’ entrepreneurial vitality in recognition of the growing evidence that a high level of entrepreneurial activity contributes to economic growth and development. I report the results of a cross-sectional empirical analysis that was conducted to test the contribution of different types of entrepreneurship development programs to new business performance and growth. A sample of seventy-two Spanish footwear entrepreneurs were contacted and surveyed during 2000. Major findings suggest that some of the analyzed public policies significantly favor new business profitability and growth. These results should be taken with care because of the sample size, the profile of the economic sector analyzed, and the restricted geographical location of the new businesses considered in this research.

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  • José A Belso Martínez, 2009. "Entrepreneurship policies and new business performance and growth: an empirical analysis based on manufacturing industries," Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 27(2), pages 195-215, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envirc:v:27:y:2009:i:2:p:195-215
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    1. Belso-Martinez, Jose A. & Molina-Morales, F. Xavier & Mas-Verdu, Francisco, 2013. "Combining effects of internal resources, entrepreneur characteristics and KIS on new firms," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 66(10), pages 2079-2089.

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