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A New Index of Entrepreneurship Measure

Author(s): Annamaria Bianchi, Silvia Biffignandi

Citation: Annamaria Bianchi, Silvia Biffignandi, (2012) "A New Index of Entrepreneurship Measure," Journal of Marketing Development and Competitiveness, Vol. 6, Iss. 4, pp. 35 - 50

Article Type: Research paper

Publisher: North American Business Press


A new index of entrepreneurship measure based on M-quantile regression methods is introduced. This
index allows meaningful comparison of the entrepreneurial performances. The new method is illustrated
using the Kauffman Firm Survey, a study of new businesses in the United States. A comparative analysis
between this index and a classical index obtained with Data Envelopment Analysis is performed. Using
this index, possible determinants of entrepreneurship are investigated applying beta regression.