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dc.contributor.authorvan Stel, André J.en_US
dc.contributor.authorStunnenberg, Viktoren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:10:02Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:10:02Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19980-
dc.description.abstractAdministrative burdens are known to be a major business constraint for incumbent SMEs in modern economies. Far less is known about the influence of these burdens on the startup of new firms. The current paper examines to what extent perceived administrative complexity related to starting a new business influences the number of business owners across 18 OECD countries. We test this relationship combining data on business ownership from EIM's COMPENDIA data base and data on perceived administrative complexity from the Eurobarometer public opinion surveys coordinated by the European Commission. Our regression model enables to explicitly control for the influence of unemployment on the level of business ownership ('refugee effect'). We also control for risk tolerance and access to finance. Our results suggest that perceived administrative complexity has a negative impact on the level of business ownership. However, the effect is not immediate but rather seems to emerge in the long run.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPapers on entrepreneurship, growth and public policy 3504en_US
dc.subject.jelM13en_US
dc.subject.jelL50en_US
dc.subject.jelO57en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordbusiness ownershipen_US
dc.subject.keywordadministrative burdensen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmeren_US
dc.subject.stwSelbstständigeen_US
dc.subject.stwEigentümerstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwBürokratieen_US
dc.subject.stwFolgekostenen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwOECD-Staatenen_US
dc.titleLinking business ownership and perceived administrative complexity : an empirical analysis of 18 OECD countriesen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn39770108Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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