The Revival of Entrepreneurship in the Netherlands

  • Sander Wennekers
Conference paper
Part of the Wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Beiträge book series (WIRTSCH.BEITR., volume 172)


Entrepreneurship is a multi-dimensional concept. Several definitions have been proposed in the economic literature1. Reviewing this literature, two dimensions stand out most clearly. These are autonomy and newness. Entrepreneurial individuals can exert an autonomous influence on the economic process through private small enterprise or through e.g. business units within large firms. A major manifestation of entrepreneurship undoubtedly is newness through new products or new entry2.


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