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The European Index of Digital Entrepreneurship Systems

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  • Erkko Autio

    () (Imperial College London)

  • Laszlo Szerb

    () (University of Pecs)

  • Eva Komlosi

    () (University of Pecs)

  • Monika Tiszberger

    () (University of Pecs)

Abstract

During the last decade digitisation has transformed the character of entrepreneurial activities as for both the entrepreneurial opportunities and the practices to pursue them. In this context, to ensure that the new productivity potential is fully deployed to the benefits of economic growth and societal welfare, policymakers need adequate metrics to monitor digital entrepreneurship. The measurement challenge of the digital entrepreneurship lays in the pervasive nature of the phenomenon itself that cannot be captured by count-based measures of individual-level entrepreneurial action. Therefore it becomes important to monitor the conditions which set the business context of entrepreneurs in the different EU countries. The European Index of Digital Entrepreneurship Systems (EIDES) addresses the measurement challenge by appraising the framework and systemic conditions for 1. stand-up, 2. start-up, and 3. scale-up activities in the EU28 countries. Furthermore, the EIDES also attempts to disentangle the digital component of the just-mentioned entrepreneurial conditions and stages of development.

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  • Erkko Autio & Laszlo Szerb & Eva Komlosi & Monika Tiszberger, 2018. "The European Index of Digital Entrepreneurship Systems," JRC Working Papers JRC112439, Joint Research Centre (Seville site).
  • Handle: RePEc:ipt:iptwpa:jrc112439
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    entrepreneurial ecosystem; digital entrepreneurship; startups; innovation; high-growth companies; policy support to innovation;

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