Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2016

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This publication presents an original collection of indicators for measuring the state of entrepreneurship and its determinants, produced by the OECD-Eurostat Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme. The 2016 edition introduces data from a new online small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) survey prepared by Facebook in co-operation with the OECD and the World Bank. It also features a special chapter on SME productivity, and indicators to monitor gender gaps in entrepreneurship.

English Also available in: French

Birth rate of enterprises

Start-ups with employees, i.e. the group of employer enterprises that are up to two years old, represent between 20% and 35% of all employing firms in the OECD area. In a majority of countries, this proportion decreased significantly between 2006 and 2013, and particularly so in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg and Spain. The falling share of start-ups was mainly due to the decline in birth rates rather than to the decrease in survival rates of enterprises in their first two years of life.

English Also available in: French


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