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Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2012

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This second issue of Entrepreneurship at a Glance, a product of the OECD-Eurostat Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme, presents an original collection of indicators for measuring the state of entrepreneurship, along with explanations of the policy context and interpretation of the data. New to this issue are special chapters addressing measurement issues on women entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial finance, as well as selected indicators on women entrepreneurship.

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Measuring Women Entrepreneurship

Women are one of the most relevant untapped resources for entrepreneurship. Very little is known about the economic relevance of women’s entrepreneurship, about the policy instruments that are effective in raising entrepreneurship rates among women, and about the economy-wide effects of higher participation of women in entrepreneurial activity. The policy rationale for the development of women’s entrepreneurship was traditionally focused on women’s equality and empowerment, and social inclusion (Lotti, 2006). Only in the more recent years, it has become clear that women entrepreneurs create new jobs for themselves and others and [...] can provide society with different perspectives and approaches to management, organisation and business issues (OECD, 2004).

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