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Please cite this paper as: Audretsch, D. B. and R. Thurik (2001), "Linking Entrepreneurship to Growth", OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers , 2001/2, OECD Publishing. doi:10.1787/736170038056 OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers 2001/2 Linking Entrepreneurship to Growth David B. Audretsch * , Roy Thurik * Indiana University and Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), United States
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Unclassified DSTI/DOC(2001)2 Organisation de Coopération et de Développement Economiques Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 09-May-2001 ___________________________________________________________________________________________ English text only DIRECTORATE FOR SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND INDUSTRY STI WORKING PAPERS 2001/2 LINKING ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO GROWTH David B. Audretsch and Roy Thurik JT00107253 Document complet disponible sur OLIS dans son format d’origine Complete document available on OLIS in its original format DSTI/DOC(2001)2 Unclassified English text only
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DSTI/DOC(2001)2 2 STI Working Paper Series The Working Paper series of the OECD Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry of the OECD is designed to make available to a wider readership selected studies prepared by staff in the Directorate or by outside consultants working on OECD projects. The papers included in the series are of a technical and analytical nature and deal with issues of data, methodology and empirical analysis in the areas of work of the DSTI. The Working Papers are generally available only in their original language – English or French – with a summary in the other. Comment on the papers is invited, and should be sent to the Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD, 2 rue André Pascal, 75775 Paris Cedex 16, France. The opinions expressed in these papers are the sole responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the OECD or of the governments of its Member countries. http://www.oecd.org/dsti/sti/prod/sti_wp.htm Copyright OECD, 2000 Applications for permission to reproduce or translate all or part of this material should be made to: Head of Publication Service, OECD, 2 rue André-Pascal, 75775 Paris, Cedex 16, France.
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DSTI/DOC(2001)2 3 LINKING ENTREPRENEURSHIP TO GROWTH David B. Audretsch, Indiana University and Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), London, United Kingdom, and Roy Thurik, Professor of Economics, Erasmus University-Rotterdam, and EIM Research Consultancy, The Netherlands This paper provides a link between the degree of entrepreneurial activity in a country and the growth performance. While a recent wave of empirical evidence suggests that the extent to which countries have shifted towards an increased role of entrepreneurship varies considerably across countries, virtually nothing is known about the consequences of lagging behind in this process. Do countries that have shifted towards a greater role for entrepreneurship enjoy greater growth? This question is crucial to policy makers, because if the opportunity cost, measured in terms of forgone growth, of a slow adjustment towards a greater role for entrepreneurship is relatively low, the consequences of not engaging in a rapid adjustment process are relatively trivial. However, if the opportunity
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