Which institutions encourage entrepreneurs to create larger firms

Saul Estrin, Julia Korosteleva, Tomasz Mickiewicz

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We develop entrepreneurship and institutional theory to explain variation in different types of entrepreneurship across individuals and institutional contexts. Our framework generates hypotheses about the negative impact of higher levels of corruption, weaker property rights and especially intellectual property rights, and a larger state on entrepreneurs who plan to grow faster. We test these hypotheses using the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor surveys in 55 countries for 2001-2006, applying a multilevel estimation framework. We confirm our main hypotheses but we find no significant impact from intellectual property rights.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBonn (DE)
Number of pages41
VolumeDP No. 5481
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

Publication series

NameIZA discussion paper series
No.DP No. 5481

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© 2011 The Authors. IZA Discussion Papers often represent preliminary work and are circulated to encourage discussion.
Citation of such a paper should account for its provisional character. A revised version may be
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  • institutions
  • entrepreneurship
  • government
  • property rights
  • corruption
  • Global Entrepreneurship Monitor


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