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Title:The effect of business regulations on nascent and actual entrepreneurship PDF Logo
Authors:van Stel, André J.
Storey, David J.
Thurik, A. Roy
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:Papers on entrepreneurship, growth and public policy 0406
Abstract:This paper investigates the effect of business regulations on various measures of entrepreneurship. Using data for a sample of countries participating in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor between 2002 and 2005, we estimate a two-equation model explaining the nascent and the actual entrepreneurship rate, while taking into account the interrelationship between the two variables. Various determinants of entrepreneurship reflecting the demand and supply side of entrepreneurship as well as business regulation measures are incorporated in the model. Data on various categories of business regulations are taken from the World Bank Doing Business data base. Our estimation results suggest that, while entry regulations only have a small and indirect impact on the actual entrepreneurship rate, the impact of labour market regulations is more important. We also find that the determinants of opportunity and necessity entrepreneur-ship are fundamentally different.
Subjects:nascent entrepreneurship
young businesses
business regulations
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
World Bank Doing Business
JEL:K20
L51
M13
O57
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Discussion Papers on Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy, MPI für Ökonomik

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