EIM Business & Policy Research

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  • White Papers // Jan 2007

    Family Orientation, Strategy and Organizational Learning as Predictors of Knowledge Management in Dutch SMEs

    Knowledge Management (KM) is becoming a growing concern in management research and practice because of its role in determining firm innovation capability and in enhancing working life quality of knowledge workers. Although research and policy interest in KM is beginning to grow for small and medium-sized suppliers, still relatively limited...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2007

    The Relationship Between Knowledge Management, Innovation and Firm Performance: Evidence From Dutch SMEs

    This paper investigates the relationship between Knowledge Management (KM), innovation and firm performance of smaller firms (less than 100 employees), based on a panel of more than 400 Dutch firms. Regression analyses explain the variations in sales turnover growth from various measures of KM strategies. The authors distinguish between KM...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2006

    Creative Destruction and Regional Competitiveness

    New firms stimulate competitiveness via market selection and competitive pressures, by forcing less efficient incumbents to exit or to improve their productivity. This way, both the creation and destruction of firms (turbulence) may improve competitiveness. In this paper the effect of turbulence on regional competitiveness (measured as total factor productivity...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2006

    Is Human Resource Management Profitable for Small Firms?

    A substantial body of HRM research has investigated the relationship between HRM and organizational performance. Recent paper tends to explains the effects of integrated 'Systems' or 'Configurations' of HRM practices on different indicators of firm performance. A High Performance Work System (HPWS) can be defined as a set of distinct...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2006

    Motivation Based Policies for an Entrepreneurial EU Economy

    This paper investigates the impact of various entrepreneurial motives and institutional conditions on entrepreneurial aspirations in terms of innovativeness, job growth expectations and export orientation. The authors estimate a two-equation model explaining entrepreneurial motivations and entrepreneurial aspirations, while taking into account the interrelationship between both groups of variables. They use...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2006

    Determinants of Self-Employment Preference and Realization of Women and Men in Europe and the United States

    Female self-employment rates are consistently lower than those of men. This untapped female potential has drawn the attention of policy makers. In the present paper the determinants of self-employment rates of both men and women are investigated in the context of a two-equation model explaining both actual self-employment and the...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2006

    Entrepreneurship in the Netherlands; High Growth Enterprises; Running Fast But Still Keeping Conrol

    This paper is the ninth edition of the series \"Entrepreneurship in the Netherlands\". As demonstrated by the name of the series, the reports focus on entrepreneurship but each year a different aspect of entrepreneurship is studied. Previous issues have reviewed; entrepreneurship and competitiveness, ambitious entrepreneurs, nascent entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship in the...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2006

    Knowledge Spillovers and Entrepreneurs' Export Orientation

    There is increasing evidence that firms engage in international activities early on in their existence. Consequently, both the entrepreneurship and economics literatures have devoted an increasing amount of attention to the role and importance of entrepreneurs' international activities. In this paper, the authors extend the entrepreneurship and economics literatures by...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2006

    The Entrepreneurial Ladder and Its Determinants

    The authors test a new model where the entrepreneurial decision is described as a process of successive engagement levels, i.e., as an entrepreneurial ladder. Five levels are distinguished using nearly 12,000 observations from the 2004 \"Flash Eurobarometer survey on Entrepreneurship\" covering the 25 European Union member states and the United...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2006

    The Effects of New Firm Formation on Regional Development Over Time: The Case of Great Britain

    This paper re-examines the link between new firm formation and subsequent employment growth. It investigates whether it is possible to have the wrong type of entrepreneurship - defined as new firm formation which leads to zero or even negative subsequent employment growth. It uses a very similar approach to that...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2006

    Exporting Starters: Starters with More Ambition and Higher Achievement

    Those entrepreneurs that begin exporting as soon as they start their businesses or shortly afterwards, are usually more highly educated and have more experience of life than starters that do not export. This is evident from the number of hours that the entrepreneurs spend working in the business and the...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2006

    Entrepreneurship and Its Determinants in a Cross-Country Setting

    The relative stability of differences in entrepreneurial activity across countries suggests that other than economic factors are at play. The present paper offers some new thoughts about the determinants of entrepreneurial attitudes and activities by testing the relationship between institutional variables and cross-country differences in the preferences for self-employment as...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2006

    The Geography of New Firm Formation: Evidence From Independent Start-Ups and New Subsidiaries in the Netherlands

    This paper investigates to what extent determinants of the rate of independent startups and the rate of new subsidiaries are different. Using a regional data base for the Netherlands. The authors investigate the impact of two types of agglomeration effects, localization and urbanization, while controlling for a range of economic...

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  • White Papers // Sep 2006

    Explaining Engagement Levels of Opportunity and Necessity Entrepreneurs

    This paper investigates differences between opportunity and necessity entrepreneurs in terms of socio-demographics, attitudes and perception of 'Obstacles'. The authors use the 2004 Flash Euro barometer Survey data. Explanatory variables include gender, age, education level and self-employed parents, risk tolerance, locus of control, perceptions of four 'Obstacles' and country effects....

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  • White Papers // Aug 2006

    The Decision to Innovate; Literature and Propositions

    The successful business of the future is believed to be one that continuously innovates, i.e. is able to demonstrate flexibility and to pro-actively anticipate business opportunities. On the waves of a plethora of innovation and entrepreneurship studies, the past fifteen years have witnessed increased attention for the innovative efforts of...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2006

    Innovation and International Involvement of Dutch SMEs

    This paper focuses on the relation between innovation and the international involvement of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), taking into account export as well as import activities of firms. The analysis is based on a sample of more than 1.800 Dutch SMEs using regression analysis. First, a positive impact is...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2006

    Determinants of Growth of Start-Ups in the Netherlands

    Dynamics and growth of firms are considered to be important for enhancing economic growth. Growth is an issue of all times. Especially start-ups are relatively fast growing firms and contribute largely to employment creation. This paper examines the determinants of growth of start-ups in the Netherlands. In literature there is...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2006

    Uncertainty Avoidance and the Rate of Business Ownership Across 21 OECD Countries, 1976-2004

    Persistent differences in the level of business ownership across countries have attracted the attention of scientific as well as political debate. Cultural as well as economic influences are assumed to play a role. This paper deals with the influence of cultural attitudes towards uncertainty on the level of business ownership...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2006

    An Ambition to Grow

    This report tries to gain insight in the willingness or ambition to grow of a small business owner. The main question of this report is therefore: Which factors influence the ambition to grow a business? Firm growth is a process where the firm changes from a small, informal, simple and...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2006

    The Impact of New Firm Formation on Regional Development in the Netherlands

    This paper examines the relationship between new firm formation and regional employment change in the Netherlands. Using a new regional data base for the period 1988-2002, the authors examine the time lags involved in the relationship. They also investigate whether the relationship differs by sector and by degree of urbanization....

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  • White Papers // Jun 2006

    Exploring the Informal Capital Market in the Netherlands: Characteristics, Mismatches and Causes

    This paper analyses the Dutch informal capital market by using perspectives from finance theory and agency theory. Matched data are collected from informal investors and innovative entrepreneurs. The first chapter of this shortened version outlines the potential imperfections of the Dutch informal capital market. The second chapter discusses the empirical...

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  • White Papers // May 2006

    SMEs as Job Engine of the Dutch Private Economy

    Since the seminal research of Birch (1987), policy makers have been aware of the important role of small and medium sized enterprises in the creation of employment. Interest groups like MKB Nederland (the Dutch employer's organization for small and medium-sized organizations) often claim that small and medium-sized enterprises are the...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2006

    High Performance Work Systems, Performance and Innovativeness in Small Firms

    The importance of managing human resources properly running a successful organization requires finding, retaining and motivating the right employees. Current changes in the economic and demographic structure of Western societies, such as the increased role of knowledge, the ageing of the workforce and a decreasing inflow of entrants into the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    The Link Between Family Orientation, Strategy and Innovation in Dutch SMEs: A Longitudinal Study

    This paper aimed at identifying some of the factors determining innovation performance in the SME. Based on a sample of 388 Dutch SMEs, hypotheses were tested in particular regarding the main effects of strategy, and the direct and indirect effects of family orientation on firm performance. The results clearly support...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    Entrepreneurial Engagement Levels in the European Union

    A multinomial logit model and survey data from the 25 EU member states and the US are used to establish the effect of demographic and other variables on various entrepreneurial engagement levels. These engagement levels range from \"Never thought about starting a business\" to \"Thinking about it\", \"Taking steps for...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    Latent and Actual Entrepreneurship in Europe and the US: Some Recent Developments

    This paper uses 2004 survey data from the 15 old EU member states and the US to explain country differences in latent and actual entrepreneurship. Other than demographic variables such as gender, age and education, the set of covariates includes the perception by respondents of administrative complexities, of availability of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    Strategic Decision-Making in Small Firms: Towards a Taxonomy of Entrepreneurial Decision-Makers

    Most changes in firms take place after a decision has been made. Despite that small firms are no exception to this, previous research into decision-making processes have left this subject uncharted. There are many studies with a focus on the decision-making process by managers in large firms, but only a...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    Explaining Female and Male Entrepreneurship at the Country Level

    Using Global Entrepreneurship Monitor data for 29 countries this study investigates the (differential) impact of several factors on female and male entrepreneurship at the country level. These factors are derived from three streams of literature, including that on entrepreneurship in general, on female labor force participation and on female entrepreneurship....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    Entrepreneurial Culture as Determinant of Nascent Entrepreneurship

    This paper develops indicators for entrepreneurial culture and investigates their effect on the rate of nascent entrepreneurship. The authors choose three measures from the World Value Survey. These include two desired job characteristics, i.e. the opportunity to use initiative and the possibility to achieve something, as well as an indicator...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    Entrepreneurship in the Old En New Europe

    Developing a dynamic SME sector is essential for countries transforming their centrally planned economy into a market oriented one. New firm formation is the major driver of this transition. Obviously, entrepreneurial energy is a necessary condition for new firm formation. This paper uses 2004 survey data from the 25 EU...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    Determinants of Self-Employment Preference and Realisation of Women and Men in Europe and the United States

    This paper has investigated the factors influencing the probability of women and men to be (come) self-employed. Starting from a lower self-employment preference combined with a lower self-employment prevalence rate for women, the present paper sets out to investigate the underlying mechanisms behind these gender differences, distinguishing between different ways...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    Do Entry Barriers, Perceived by SMEs, Affect Real Antry? Some Evidence From the Netherlands

    This paper is to analyze the relationship between perceived entry barriers and real entry. Real entry rates are interpreted as an indicator for the dynamics in an industry. The major hypothesis of this paper is that important entry barriers restrict new entry. Real entry rates are provided by a starter...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    From Nascent to Actual Entrepreneurship: The Effect of Entry Barriers

    This exploratory study focuses on the conversion from nascent to actual entrepreneurship and the role of entry barriers in this process. Using data for a sample of countries participating in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor between 2002 and 2004, the authors estimate a twoequation model explaining the nascent entrepreneurship rate and...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2012

    Ageing and Entrepreneurship

    This paper examines whether the age of the entrepreneur is related to the objectives, strategy and performance of the firm. The paper is primarily an explorative empirical study. The authors combine a descriptive analysis with econometric estimation techniques in an attempt to explain different outcomes concerning the aforementioned three variables...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2012

    Globalization, Entrepreneurship and the Region

    Perhaps one of the less-understood phenomena accompanying the increased globalization during the first decade of the 21st century has been a shift in the comparative advantage of high-wage countries towards knowledge-based economic activity. An important implication of this shift in this comparative advantage is that much of the production and...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    A Policy Theory Evaluation of the Dutch SME and Entrepreneurship Policy Program Between 1982 and 2003

    This paper reconstructs and analyses the assumptions - i.e. the policy theory - underlying the development of the SME and Entrepreneurship Policy Program in general and the Establishment Act and the Loan Guarantee (BBMKB) in particular between 1982-2003. The analysis links these assumptions to policy output results and policy effects....

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  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    Beyond Size: Predicting Engagement in Environmental Management Practices of Dutch SMEs

    This paper focuses on the prediction of the engagement of Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) in environmental management practices, based on a random sample of 689 SMEs. This paper finds that several endogenous factors, including tangibility of sector, firm size, innovative orientation, family influence and perceived financial benefits from...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2011

    Innovation Barriers for Small Biotech, ICT and Clean Tech Firms: Coping with Knowledge Leakage and Legitimacy Deficits

    Innovative high-tech Small and Medium sized Enterprises (SMEs) are thought to be drivers of economic renewal and growth. However, due to their limited size, SMEs face two fundamental innovation barriers: the risk that other organizations appropriate the returns to the newly created knowledge by SMEs (knowledge leakage), and a lack...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2011

    Social and Commercial Entrepreneurship: Exploring Individual and Organizational Characteristics

    This paper extends the authors' current knowledge of the social entrepreneur and the activities the user is involved in and contrasts them with their understanding of commercial entrepreneurs. For the purpose of generating empirically-driven propositions, they bring together insights from current empirical investigations and insights from unique large-scale data from...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Environmental Sustainability and Financial Performance of SMEs

    This paper focuses on the relationship between environmental sustainability and the financial performance of SMEs in terms of profit development and revenue development. The analysis uses a unique dataset of 337 Dutch and Chinese firms. The results suggest a significant positive association between environmental sustainability and firm performance. It appears,...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2008

    Internationalization of European SMEs Towards Emerging Markets

    Emerging markets used to be closed economies that have only recently begun opening up their markets to the world economy. In addition to Multi-National Enterprises (MNEs) Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) from developed countries have also started to undertake international activities in emerging markets. This paper investigates whether SMEs from...

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  • White Papers // Jul 2008

    The Entrepreneurial Advantage of World Cities; Evidence From Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Data

    The general importance of world cities for economic development is underlined by the fact that since 2007, more than 50% of the global population lives in urban areas. Recent discussions in the Economic Geography literature increasingly focus on creative cities and the importance of creativity for achieving economic growth. Considering...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2007

    Entrepreneurial Culture and Its Effect on the Rate of Nascent Entrepreneurship

    This paper investigates the relationship between entrepreneurial culture and the rate of nascent entrepreneurship. Embedded in trait research, the authors develop a new composite measure of entrepreneurial culture using data from the World Values Survey. To corroborate the results obtained when regressing this newly developed measure on 2002 levels of...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2007

    New Ventures' Export Orientation: Outcome and Source of Knowledge Spillovers

    The authors draw on knowledge spillover literature to suggest that a country's proportion of exportoriented new ventures, compared to its total number of new ventures, represents an outcome of knowledge spillovers (export spillovers) that stem from Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and international trade, as well as a source of knowledge...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2007

    The Relationship Between Economic Development and Business Ownership Revisited

    This paper revisits the two-equation model of Carree, van Stel, Thurik and Wennekers (2002) where deviations from the 'Equilibrium' rate of business ownership play a central role determining both the growth of business ownership and that of economic development. Two extensions of the original setup are addressed: using longer time...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2006

    Motivation Based Policies for an Entrepreneurial EU Economy

    This paper investigates the impact of various entrepreneurial motives and institutional conditions on entrepreneurial aspirations in terms of innovativeness, job growth expectations and export orientation. The authors estimate a two-equation model explaining entrepreneurial motivations and entrepreneurial aspirations, while taking into account the interrelationship between both groups of variables. They use...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2006

    Determinants of Self-Employment Preference and Realization of Women and Men in Europe and the United States

    Female self-employment rates are consistently lower than those of men. This untapped female potential has drawn the attention of policy makers. In the present paper the determinants of self-employment rates of both men and women are investigated in the context of a two-equation model explaining both actual self-employment and the...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2006

    The Entrepreneurial Ladder and Its Determinants

    The authors test a new model where the entrepreneurial decision is described as a process of successive engagement levels, i.e., as an entrepreneurial ladder. Five levels are distinguished using nearly 12,000 observations from the 2004 \"Flash Eurobarometer survey on Entrepreneurship\" covering the 25 European Union member states and the United...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2006

    The Effects of New Firm Formation on Regional Development Over Time: The Case of Great Britain

    This paper re-examines the link between new firm formation and subsequent employment growth. It investigates whether it is possible to have the wrong type of entrepreneurship - defined as new firm formation which leads to zero or even negative subsequent employment growth. It uses a very similar approach to that...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2006

    Entrepreneurship and Its Determinants in a Cross-Country Setting

    The relative stability of differences in entrepreneurial activity across countries suggests that other than economic factors are at play. The present paper offers some new thoughts about the determinants of entrepreneurial attitudes and activities by testing the relationship between institutional variables and cross-country differences in the preferences for self-employment as...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2006

    Exploring the Informal Capital Market in the Netherlands: Characteristics, Mismatches and Causes

    This paper analyses the Dutch informal capital market by using perspectives from finance theory and agency theory. Matched data are collected from informal investors and innovative entrepreneurs. The first chapter of this shortened version outlines the potential imperfections of the Dutch informal capital market. The second chapter discusses the empirical...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    Entrepreneurial Culture as Determinant of Nascent Entrepreneurship

    This paper develops indicators for entrepreneurial culture and investigates their effect on the rate of nascent entrepreneurship. The authors choose three measures from the World Value Survey. These include two desired job characteristics, i.e. the opportunity to use initiative and the possibility to achieve something, as well as an indicator...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    Entrepreneurship in the Old En New Europe

    Developing a dynamic SME sector is essential for countries transforming their centrally planned economy into a market oriented one. New firm formation is the major driver of this transition. Obviously, entrepreneurial energy is a necessary condition for new firm formation. This paper uses 2004 survey data from the 25 EU...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    Determinants of Self-Employment Preference and Realisation of Women and Men in Europe and the United States

    This paper has investigated the factors influencing the probability of women and men to be (come) self-employed. Starting from a lower self-employment preference combined with a lower self-employment prevalence rate for women, the present paper sets out to investigate the underlying mechanisms behind these gender differences, distinguishing between different ways...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    Do Entry Barriers, Perceived by SMEs, Affect Real Antry? Some Evidence From the Netherlands

    This paper is to analyze the relationship between perceived entry barriers and real entry. Real entry rates are interpreted as an indicator for the dynamics in an industry. The major hypothesis of this paper is that important entry barriers restrict new entry. Real entry rates are provided by a starter...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2006

    From Nascent to Actual Entrepreneurship: The Effect of Entry Barriers

    This exploratory study focuses on the conversion from nascent to actual entrepreneurship and the role of entry barriers in this process. Using data for a sample of countries participating in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor between 2002 and 2004, the authors estimate a twoequation model explaining the nascent entrepreneurship rate and...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2007

    Creative Industries

    Creativity is believed to be a key element in stimulating economic growth in cities, regions and advanced capitalist economies in general. Creativity might also be particularly useful in knowledge-based economies, where creativity is required to convert scientific and technological knowledge into market value. Research into the significance of creativity increased...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2007

    Entrepreneurship and Innovation

    This report provides an overview of recent facts and figures on start-ups in the Netherlands, techno start-ups in particular and the overall link between entrepreneurship and innovation. Below, the main findings of this paper are highlighted. The subsequent sections provide a more detailed background on the presented observations. The number...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2007

    Family Orientation, Strategic Orientation and Innovation Performance in SMEs: A Test of Lagged Effects

    Past paper suggests a negative effect of family orientation on innovation performance. However, many past studies have certain limitations that this study is designed to overcome. In particular, this study estimates lagged effects of family orientation on innovation performance while controlling for organization context variables and the mediating effect of...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2007

    Does Self-Employment Reduce Unemployment?

    This paper investigates the dynamic relationship between self-employment and unemployment rates. On the one hand, high unemployment rates may lead to start-up activity of self-employed individuals (the \"Refugee\" effect). On the other hand, higher rates of self-employment may indicate increased entrepreneurial activity reducing unemployment in subsequent periods (the \"Entrepreneurial\" effect)....

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  • White Papers // May 2007

    Competition and Innovative Intentions: A Study of Dutch SMEs

    This paper explores the complex relationship between competition and innovation. Traditional measures of competition using industry statistics are often challenged and found wanting. This paper distinguishes between three types of competitive forces: internal rivalry among incumbent firms in an industry, bargaining power of suppliers, and bargaining power of buyers. Using...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2006

    Exporting Starters: Starters with More Ambition and Higher Achievement

    Those entrepreneurs that begin exporting as soon as they start their businesses or shortly afterwards, are usually more highly educated and have more experience of life than starters that do not export. This is evident from the number of hours that the entrepreneurs spend working in the business and the...

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  • White Papers // Dec 2006

    Entrepreneurship in the Netherlands; High Growth Enterprises; Running Fast But Still Keeping Conrol

    This paper is the ninth edition of the series \"Entrepreneurship in the Netherlands\". As demonstrated by the name of the series, the reports focus on entrepreneurship but each year a different aspect of entrepreneurship is studied. Previous issues have reviewed; entrepreneurship and competitiveness, ambitious entrepreneurs, nascent entrepreneurs, entrepreneurship in the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2007

    Family Orientation, Strategy and Organizational Learning as Predictors of Knowledge Management in Dutch SMEs

    Knowledge Management (KM) is becoming a growing concern in management research and practice because of its role in determining firm innovation capability and in enhancing working life quality of knowledge workers. Although research and policy interest in KM is beginning to grow for small and medium-sized suppliers, still relatively limited...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2007

    The Relationship Between Knowledge Management, Innovation and Firm Performance: Evidence From Dutch SMEs

    This paper investigates the relationship between Knowledge Management (KM), innovation and firm performance of smaller firms (less than 100 employees), based on a panel of more than 400 Dutch firms. Regression analyses explain the variations in sales turnover growth from various measures of KM strategies. The authors distinguish between KM...

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  • White Papers // Apr 2007

    Ambitious Nascent Entrepreneurs and National Innovativeness

    In this paper, the authors investigate whether ambitions amongst nascent entrepreneurs regarding innovation matter for the national level of innovativeness. They link ambitious nascent entrepreneurship to the national level of innovativeness for 36 countries participating in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. They find a significant positive relation between the level of...

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