Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index 2014

  • Zoltan J. Acs
  • László Szerb
  • Erkko Autio

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Economics book series (BRIEFSECONOMICS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Zoltan J. Acs, László Szerb, Erkko Autio
    Pages 1-11
  3. Z J Acs, L Szerb, E Autio
    Pages 13-26
  4. Zoltan J. Acs, László Szerb, Erkko Autio
    Pages 27-38
  5. Zoltan J. Acs, László Szerb, Erkko Autio
    Pages 39-64
  6. Zoltan J. Acs, László Szerb, Erkko Autio
    Pages 65-103
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 105-132

About this book


This volume captures the context features of entrepreneurship and fills a gap in the measurement of development. Building on recent advances in entrepreneurship and economic development, the authors have created an index that offers a measure of the quality of the business formation process in 120 of the most important countries in the world. The authors expertly capture the contextual feature of entrepreneurship by focusing on entrepreneurial attitudes, entrepreneurial abilities and entrepreneurial aspirations. The data and their contribution to the business formation process are supported by three decades of research into entrepreneurship across a host of countries.

The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index is a construction of individual and institutional measures that integrates 31 variables from various data sources into 15 pillars, three sub-indexes and a 'super index'. The relationship between entrepreneurship and economic development appears to be more or less mildly S-shaped. The findings suggest moving away from simple measures of entrepreneurship across countries illustrating a U-shaped or L-shaped relationship to more complex measures, which are positively related to development. The model has important implications for development policy.

This unique book will be invaluable for researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurs keen to expand their understanding of entrepreneurship and development.


Economic Development Entrepreneurship Global Entrepreneurship & Development Index Index Innovation Institutions

Authors and affiliations

  • Zoltan J. Acs
    • 1
  • László Szerb
    • 2
  • Erkko Autio
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of ManagementLondon School of EconomicsLondonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Faculty of Economics Management SciencesUniversity of PécsPécsHungary
  3. 3.Imperial College LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

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