The evaluation of the Italian “Start-up Act”
Carlo Menon (),
Giovanni Soggia and
No 54, OECD Science, Technology and Industry Policy Papers from OECD Publishing
The report provides an independent and comprehensive evaluation of the economic and social impact of the Italian policy framework for innovative start-ups, also known as the “Start-up Act”, first introduced by the Decree-law 179 in 2012. The policy aims at creating a more favourable environment for small innovative start-ups through a number of complementary instruments, including “fast-track” and zero cost incorporation, simplified insolvency procedures, tax incentives for equity investments, and a public guarantee scheme for bank credit. While the report focuses only on Italy, the “Start-up Act” can be seen as a very useful “laboratory” to inform policies for innovative entrepreneurship across OECD member countries. The evaluation highlights that the impact of the policy on beneficiary firms has been positive overall, but that complementary policy actions in other areas are required in order to further realise the full potential of Italian innovative start-ups.
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ent, nep-eur, nep-ino, nep-sbm and nep-tid
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:oec:stiaac:54-en
Access Statistics for this paper
More papers in OECD Science, Technology and Industry Policy Papers from OECD Publishing Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by ().