The influence of the quality of government institutions on entrepreneurial motivation : exploring the variance across countries
Amorós, José Ernesto (Universidad del Desarrollo (Xile))
Stenholm, Pekka (University of Turku)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Empresa

Imprint: Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa 2014
Description: 40 p.
Abstract: Despite the increasing understanding of the relationships between institutions and entrepreneurship, the influence of the quality of government institutions on entrepreneurship is less addressed. This paper focuses on this critical determinant of entrepreneurship in developing and developed countries. Drawing from institutional theory we hypothesize and empirically assess the role of the quality of institutions in entrepreneurial activity. We examine how the quality of government institutions influences the rate of necessity-based entrepreneurial activity across countries and over time by using a cross-sectional time-series approach on data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) database covering the years 2001–2011. Our results suggest that higher economic development associated with better quality of institutions reduces the prevalence of necessity-based entrepreneurship. Our findings imply that developing countries must rationally organize their functions, and seek to remove unnecessary barriers, decrease political instability, and controls that hamper entrepreneurial activity.
Rights: L'accés als continguts d'aquest document queda condicionat a l'acceptació de les condicions d'ús establertes per la següent llicència Creative Commons: Creative Commons
Language: Anglès.
Series: Documents de treball
Series: Document de treball (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Departament d'Economia de l'Empresa) ; 14/1
Document: workingPaper
Subject: Emprenedoria ; Institucions polítiques

Adreça alternativa: https://hdl.handle.net/2072/234063


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