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Title:Defining and Measuring Entrepreneurship for Regional Research: A New Approach
Author(s):Low, Sarah A.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Isserman, Andrew M.
Department / Program:Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Discipline:Agricultural and Consumer Economics
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Regional Studies
Abstract:Chapter 4 develops new indicators of entrepreneurship that capture all three components of the proposed definition. The identification of innovative industries, industries with high level of skill, technology, patents, churn, and employment growth, using detailed NAICS (North American Industrial Classification System) industry data, represents an important contribution of this dissertation. By applying the innovative industries to single-unit employer establishment birth and self employment data, I create indicators that are available annually for all counties. Using the reduced-form model of entrepreneurship developed by Goetz and Rupasingha (2008), Chapter 5 assesses the determinants of the new entrepreneurship indicator. In Chapter 6, I use a growth model recently developed at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (McGranahan, Wojan, and Lambert. 2009) to examine the relationship between my new indicator of entrepreneurship and economic growth. I find a positive and robust relationship between growth and my new indicator of entrepreneurship. Chapter 7 reviews the results and addresses policy-implications, problems, and future work.
Issue Date:2009
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:131 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/83009
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3392201
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2009


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