1.2 Entrepreneurial Activities
GEM conceptualizes entrepreneurship as a continuous process that includes nascent entrepreneurs involved in setting up a business, entrepreneurs who own and manage a new business, and entrepreneurs who own and manage an established business. In addition, GEM assesses the rate and nature of business discontinuations. As a result, indicators for several phases of the entrepreneurial process are available. Table 2 shows these entrepreneurial activity prevalence rates per phase of economic development. Taken together, these prevalence rates form a first glance of the entrepreneurial dynamics for each of the economies. In the remainder of this section, we elaborate on these phases of entrepreneurial activity. Most attention is paid to the situation in Switzerland, its development over the last years, and the comparison with innovation-driven economies.
Entrepreneurial Activity in
Innovation-Driven Economies, 2011
Copyright 2012 R. Baldegger, S. Alberton, F. Hacklin, A. Brülhart, A. Huber and O. Saglam (2012) Global Entrepreneurship Monitor 2011 — Report on Switzerland, Fribourg