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
Artikeln online (behörighet kan krävas)
Preliminär version


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.

Aktuell forskare

Carl-Magnus Bjuggren

Forskningsområden: Arbetsmarknadsekonomi, familjeföretag och entreprenörskap.

Några av de frågor Carl-Magnus Bjuggren försöker besvara i sin forskning:

  • Hur påverkas företagens produktivitet av anställningsskydd?
  • Hur påverkas löner och anställningstrygghet av familjeägande?

IFN kalendarium

Institutet för Näringslivsforskning, Grevgatan 34 - 2 tr, Box 55665, SE-102 15 Stockholm, Sweden | Tel: +46-(0)8-665 45 00 | info@ifn.se