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Institutions and the shaping of different forms of entrepreneurship.

Harbi, Sana El; Anderson, Alistair R.


Sana El Harbi

Alistair R. Anderson


Entrepreneurship is a broad concept encompassing a wide range of activities, from the Schumpertian ideal associated with innovation to simply creating a job for oneself. Because we ask about national differences in entrepreneurship, we consider national differences for entrepreneurship, the institutions, and if these relate to the emergence of different types of enterprise. We propose that national patent grants represent innovation and that national self-employment rates represent job replacement. Interestingly, we found that institutional factors that determine self-employment and innovation may act in opposite directions: what encourages self-employment might discourage innovation and vice-versa.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jun 30, 2010
Journal Journal of socio-economics
Print ISSN 1053-5357
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 39
Issue 3
Pages 436-444
Institution Citation HARBI, S.E. and ANDERSON, A.R. 2010. Institutions and the shaping of different forms of entrepreneurship. Journal of socio-economics [online], 39(3), pages 436-444. Available from:
Keywords Institutions; Entrepreneurship; Panel data; Innovation; Selfemployment


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