EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Start-up rates and innovation: A cross-country examination

Sergey Anokhin and Joakim Wincent
Additional contact information
Sergey Anokhin: Kent State University, Kent, USA
Joakim Wincent: Luleå University of Technology, Luleå, Sweden

Journal of International Business Studies, 2012, vol. 43, issue 1, 41-60

Abstract: Despite the widespread assumptions of the positive relationship between start-up rates and innovation, the empirical support for this conjecture in the cross-country context is largely lacking. We draw upon recent advances in the entrepreneurship literature to propose that the relationship between start-up rates and innovation is not uniformly positive, as expected by the early scholars of entrepreneurship, but instead depends on the country's stage of development. The relationship is positive in the developed countries, but negative in countries in early development stages. On balance, there is a weak negative association between start-up rates and innovation. We test our hypotheses on a multi-source dataset that covers 35 countries over the period from 1996 to 2002. The relationships are robust to the choice of three moderators and two dependent variables, as well as a number of post-hoc tests. Our findings indicate that broad-strokes policy efforts that aim at promotion of entrepreneurship as a means to boost country innovativeness may be misguided, and instead suggest a contingency approach.

Date: 2012
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (16) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jibs/journal/v43/n1/pdf/jibs201147a.pdf Link to full text PDF (application/pdf)
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/jibs/journal/v43/n1/full/jibs201147a.html Link to full text HTML (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.

Related works:
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pal:jintbs:v:43:y:2012:i:1:p:41-60

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... nt/journal/41267/PS2

Access Statistics for this article

Journal of International Business Studies is currently edited by John Cantwell

More articles in Journal of International Business Studies from Palgrave Macmillan, Academy of International Business
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla ().

 
Page updated 2019-04-09
Handle: RePEc:pal:jintbs:v:43:y:2012:i:1:p:41-60