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Entrepreneurship and firm formation across countries
Author:Klapper, Leora; Amit, Raphael; Guillen, Mauro F.; Quesada, Juan Manuel; Collection Title:Policy Research working paper ; no. WPS 4313
Country:World; Date Stored:2007/10/05
Document Date:2007/08/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Access to Finance; Business in Development; E-Business; Business Environment; Competitiveness and Competition PolicyLanguage:English
Region:The World RegionReport Number:WPS4313
Volume No:1 of 1Related Dataset:Entrepreneurship Survey 2008;

Summary: 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.

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