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New Business Creation

An International Overview

  • Paul D. Reynolds
  • Richard T. Curtin

Part of the International Studies in Entrepreneurship book series (ISEN, volume 27)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Paul D. Reynolds, Richard T. Curtin
    Pages 1-25
  3. Monica Diochon, Yvon Gasse, Teresa Menzies
    Pages 53-93
  4. Udo Brixy, Rolf Sternberg
    Pages 123-141
  5. Vyacheslav Dombrovsky, Anders Paalzow, Olga Rastrigina
    Pages 143-174
  6. Jolanda Hessels, Marco van Gelderen
    Pages 175-193
  7. Gry Agnete Alsos, Lars Kolvereid
    Pages 195-222
  8. Paul D. Reynolds, Richard T. Curtin
    Pages 255-294
  9. Paul D. Reynolds, Richard T. Curtin
    Pages 295-334
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 335-349

About this book


Understanding the origins of new businesses—the firm creation process—has been dramatically affected by the development of longitudinal studies of business start-ups. Several projects have been implemented to track the development of new firms, from the emergence of a business idea and organization of a start-up team through the birth of an operational business. The U.S. projects (the first and second Panel Studies of Entrepreneurial Dynamics, known as PSED I and II) have counterparts in a number of other countries: Australia, Canada, China, Latvia, Netherlands (two projects), Norway, and Sweden. These eleven projects in nine countries, implemented over the past decade, are at different stages of development and have been utilized for a wide range of assessments of entrepreneurial and business creation phenomena. This volume presents the state of the art of these international research projects, providing the first in-depth comparison of the firm creation data across a wide range of national contexts. The work will be of great interest to the research community, particularly those developing such projects in their own countries, as well as policy makers and scholars interested in the effect of national context on the business creation process.


Entrepreneur Entrepreneurship Nascent entrepreneurship New business creation Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED) Start-up

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul D. Reynolds
    • 1
  • Richard T. Curtin
    • 2
  1. 1.George Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA
  2. 2.Survery Research CenterUniversity of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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