Summary of Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2014

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Entrepreneurs who dare to venture into the unknown are exemplars of human ingenuity. Their entrepreneurship forms the golden goose of economic activity and proves an indelible marker of sophisticated capitalism. And yet, hard data on the impact of entrepreneurship are in short supply. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) stepped into this breach by aggregating some 20 indicators from 30 industrialized countries on the health of the economic and operational state of these nations’ entrepreneurial ventures. The rigidly structured report falls short of sweeping insight, but it provides stoic reportage that preserves the statistics’ analytical significance. getAbstract recommends this datacentric report to policy makers, analysts, economists and students looking for cross-country gauges that can help provide a greater understanding of entrepreneurship around the world.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How entrepreneurship adds to national economies,
  • What statistical indicators say about the state of entrepreneurship in OECD countries and
  • What this analysis means for public policy.

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The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development is a multilateral institution that identifies and promotes policies to help governments sustain economic and social progress.



Global Enterprise
Positive economic activity hinges on the continual exercise of entrepreneurship, a blanket term for any undertaking involving new products, processes and marketing to create value. Although profit is a common incentive for many new businesses, other firms measure success...

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