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dc.contributor.authorAidis, Rutaen_US
dc.contributor.authorEstrin, Saulen_US
dc.contributor.authorMickiewicz, Tomaszen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-02-11T14:29:07Z-
dc.date.available2011-02-11T14:29:07Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/44187-
dc.description.abstractWe explore the country-specific institutional characteristics likely to influence an individual's decision to become an entrepreneur. We focus on the size of the government, on freedom from corruption, and on 'market freedom' defined as a cluster of variables related to protection of property rights and regulation. We test these relationships by combining country-level institutional indicators for 47 countries with working age population survey data taken from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Our results indicate that entrepreneurial entry is inversely related to the size of the government, and more weakly to the extent of corruption. A cluster of institutional indicators representing 'market freedom' is only significant in some specifications. Freedom from corruption is significantly related to entrepreneurial entry, especially when the richest countries are removed from the sample but unlike the size of government, the results on corruption are not confirmed by country-level fixed effects models.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5052en_US
dc.subject.jelL26en_US
dc.subject.jelP14en_US
dc.subject.jelP51en_US
dc.subject.jelP37en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEntrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordgovernmenten_US
dc.subject.keywordmarket freedomen_US
dc.subject.keywordcorruptionen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmeren_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensgründungen_US
dc.subject.stwMarkteintritten_US
dc.subject.stwInstitutionelle Infrastrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwStaatsquoteen_US
dc.subject.stwKorruptionen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftsliberalismusen_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwWelten_US
dc.titleSize matters: Entrepreneurial entry and governmenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn638152143en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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