Entrepreneurship and Firm Formation Across Countries

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Leora F. Klapper

World Bank; World Bank - Development Research Group (DECRG)

Raphael ('Raffi") H. Amit

The Wharton School UPENN

Mauro F. Guillen

University of Pennsylvania - Management Department

Juan Manuel Quesada

World Bank - Policy Research Department

Date Written: August 1, 2007

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Klapper, Leora F. and Amit, Raphael H. and Guillen, Mauro Federico and Quesada, Juan Manuel, Entrepreneurship and Firm Formation Across Countries (August 1, 2007). World Bank Policy Research Working Paper No. 4313, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1007152

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Mauro Federico Guillen

University of Pennsylvania - Management Department ( email )

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Juan Manuel Quesada

World Bank - Policy Research Department

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