Entrepreneurship and firm formation across countries
Leora Klapper (),
Mauro F. Guillen and
Juan Manuel Quesada
No 4313, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank
The World Bank Group Entrepreneurship Survey measures entrepreneurial activity around the world. The database includes cross-country, time-series data on the number of total and newly registered businesses for 84 countries. This paper finds significant relationships between entrepreneurial activity and indicators of economic and financial development and growth, the quality of the legal and regulatory environment, and governance. The analysis shows the importance of electronic registration procedures to encourage greater business registration. These results can guide effective policymaking and deliver new capabilities for identifying the impact of reforms.
Keywords: E-Business; Business in Development; Competitiveness and Competition Policy; Business Environment; Access to Finance (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Chapter: Entrepreneurship and Firm Formation across Countries (2010)
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