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Moving on from nascent entrepreneurship : Measuring cross-national differences in the transition to new business ownership

Heiko Bergmann & Ute Stephan

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abstract Nascent entrepreneurship and new business ownership are subsequent stages in the entrepreneurial process. We illustrate how information from the largest internationally harmonized database on entrepreneurship, the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor project, can be used to approximate the entrepreneurial process. We make a methodological contribution by computing the ratio of new business ownership to nascent entrepreneurship in a way that reflects the transition from nascent to new business ownership and provides cross-nationally comparable information on the efficiency of the entrepreneurial process for 48 countries. We report evidence for the validity of the transition ratio by benchmarking it against transition rates obtained from longitudinal studies and by correlating it with commonly used entrepreneurship indicators and macro-level economic indices. The transition ratio enables future cross-national research on the entrepreneurial process by providing a reliable and valid indicator for one key transition in this process.
type journal paper
keywords Entrepreneurial process, Nascent entrepreneurship, Transition ratio, Birth rate, Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics
language English
kind of paper journal article
date of appearance 12-2013
journal Small Business Economics
publisher Springer Science & Business Media (New York)
ISSN 0921-898X
ISSN (online) 1573-0913
DOI 10.1007/s11187-012-9458-4
volume of journal 41
number of issue 4
page(s) 945-959
review double-blind review
citation Bergmann, H., & Stephan, U. (2013). Moving on from nascent entrepreneurship: Measuring cross-national differences in the transition to new business ownership. Small Business Economics, 41(4), 945-959, DOI:10.1007/s11187-012-9458-4.