2012

Using Self-employment as Proxy for Entrepreneurship: Some Empirical Caveats

Särtryck nr 2012:45

Författare: Carl Magnus Bjuggren, Dan Johansson och Mikael StenkulaÅr: 2012 Publikation: International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Årgång (nr): 77 (3) Sidor: 290–303
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Self-employment is the most frequently used measure of entrepreneurship. However, its definition varies between countries, which makes comparisons difficult. We present an analysis of Swedish self-employment data and show that even within one country, the depicted development differs greatly depending on the source used. Unlike previous claims in cross-country studies, we find that there is no basis for categorising Sweden as having increased its self-employment rate more than others. This demonstrates a need to carefully specify the characteristics of the data, and their advantages and disadvantages, before drawing conclusions about the frequency of entrepreneurship in different countries.
 


Referens:
Bjuggren, Carl Magnus, Dan Johansson och Mikael Stenkula (2012), "Using Self-employment as Proxy for Entrepreneurship: Some Empirical Caveats ". International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business 77(3), 290–303.

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Niclas Berggren

Forskningsområden: Institutionell och politisk ekonomi; tillit, tolerans och religion; skönhetens betydelse i politiken.

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  • Hur påverkar t.ex. tillit, tolerans och religion ekonomins funktionssätt?
  • Finns det ett samband mellan graden av marknadsekonomi och sociala variabler (som tillit och tolerans)?

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