Moving on from nascent entrepreneurship: measuring cross-national differences in the transition to new business ownership

Heiko Bergmann, Ute Stephan

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Abstract

Nascent entrepreneurship and new business ownership are subsequent stages in the entrepreneurial process. We illustrate how information from the largest internationally harmonized database on entrepreneurship, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor project, can be used to approximate the entrepreneurial process. We make a methodological contribution by computing the ratio of new business ownership to nascent entrepreneurship in a way that reflects the transition from nascent to new business ownership and provides cross-nationally comparable information on the efficiency of the entrepreneurial process for 48 countries. We report evidence for the validity of the transition ratio by benchmarking it against transition rates obtained from longitudinal studies and by correlating it with commonly used entrepreneurship indicators and macro-level economic indices. The transition ratio enables future cross-national research on the entrepreneurial process by providing a reliable and valid indicator for one key transition in this process.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)945-959
Number of pages15
JournalSmall Business Economics
Volume41
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

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Cross-national
Business ownership
New business
Nascent entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurial process
Entrepreneurship
Data base
Economics
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
Cross-national research
Longitudinal study
Benchmarking

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Keywords

  • entrepreneurial process
  • nascent entrepreneurship
  • transition ratio
  • birth rate
  • global entrepreneurship monitor
  • panel study of entrepreneurial dynamics

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In: Small Business Economics, Vol. 41, No. 4, 12.2013, p. 945-959.

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