Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/45048
Authors: 
Desai, Sameeksha
Year of Publication: 
2009
Series/Report no.: 
Research paper / UNU-WIDER 2009.10
Abstract: 
This paper discusses the difficulties associated with measuring entrepreneurship in developing countries. Three important dichotomies in the research on entrepreneurship are discussed: formal-informal, legal-illegal, and necessity-opportunity. Several common measures of entrepreneurship are outlined along with their relevance to developing countries, including self-employment, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor data, World Bank Group Entrepreneurship Survey data and OECD data. The implications of the current understanding of entrepreneurship are discussed with respect to institutions and economic development.
Subjects: 
entrepreneurship
economic development
data
institutions
JEL: 
L26
O17
O20
ISBN: 
978-92-9230-179-8
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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