Entrepreneurship and business statistics

Entrepreneurship Indicators Project Agenda

 

Understanding Entrepreneurship: Issues and Numbers
OECD Entrepreneurship Indicators Project Expert Workshop

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Statistics Directorate
26-27 October 2005
La Muette Room 7& 10

Wednesday 26 October 2005
Room 7

9:00-9:30  

 Opening Session

Welcome by Deputy Secretary-General Herwig Schlogl, OECD

Sergio Arzeni, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Development (CFE), OECD

Tim Davis, Project Manager, OECD Entrepreneurship Indicators Project,
Statistics Directorate, OECD

 9:30-10:30

 SESSION 1
Entrepreneurship: What’s the Big Deal?

This session looks at the importance of entrepreneurship in today’s economies and why it is necessary to understand its various dimensions in terms of the policies that influence it.

Zoltan Acs, University Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University, and the Kauffman Foundation USA presentation

Discussant : David Storey,  Associate Dean, Research & Director of Enterprise Group, Centre for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Warwick Business School – UK

10:30-11:00

 Coffee Break

11:00-12:00

 SESSION 2
Policy Making for Entrepreneurship: Who? What? Where? When? Why? and How?

This session will seek to answer the question – what kind of policy needs to be in place regarding entrepreneurship? What kind of policy already exists in certain countries and how is it affecting the level and kinds of entrepreneurship?

Roy Thurik, Professor of Economics and Entrepreneurship, Erasmus University Rotterdam, EIM Business and Policy Research- The Netherlands presentation

Discussant: Edmund Phelps, McVickar Professor of Political Economy, Columbia University- USA

12:00-13:00

 SESSION 3
Policy Making for Entrepreneurship: What’s Missing?

This session will examine the existing data gaps and policy needs in terms of what is measurable through an international statistical survey.

Anders Lundström, President, Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research (FSF)- Sweden presentation

Anders Hoffmann, Creative Director, FORA, Danish Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs presentation

Discussant : Alistair Nolan, OECD

13:00-14:30

Lunch

14:30-16:30

SESSION 4
Policy Making for Entrepreneurship: What do we already know?

The collection of entrepreneurship data on the international level is not a new concept. GEM, the World Bank and Eurostat, to name a few, have all made significant contributions to our understanding of entrepreneurship. Nevertheless, many feel that data gaps and comparability issues still exist. This Session will review a number of other data initiatives so that those data gaps can be put into proper context.

Steven Vale, UK Office of National Statistics and Structural Business Statistics, on secondment to Statistics Directorate, OECD presentation

Morvarid Bagherzadeh, Structural Business Statistics, Statistics Directorate, OECD presentation

Zoltan Acs, University Professor, School of Public Policy, George Mason University, and the Kauffman Foundation USA presentation

André Letowski, Agence pour la création des enterprises (APCE), France paper  French version

Peter Boegh Nielsen, Internal Market and Services Directorate-General, European Commission and Hartmut Schroer, Eurostat presentation

Paul Reynolds, Director of the Entrepreneurship Research Institute, Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, Florida International University presentation

Discussant: Michela Gamba, Entrepreneurship Indicators Project, OECD

16:30-17:00

Coffee Break

17:00-18:00

  SESSION 5
Wrap up and Conclusions

Stefano Scarpetta, Labor market advisor and lead economist, in the Human Development Network of the World Bank (TBC) presentation

Thursday 27 October 2005
Room 10

9:00-10:30

 SESSION 1
A General Policy Framework for Entrepreneurship

FORA (Denmark) has elaborated a General Policy Framework for Entrepreneurship to serve as a model for the collection of indicators which can then, in turn, be used to create systematic evaluations and internationally comparable benchmarks of entrepreneurship policies. This session will be used to present the framework and discuss its suitability for application to OECD countries.

Anders Hoffmann, Creative Director, FORA, Danish Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs presentation

Discussant: Paul Westhead, Professor of Entrepreneurship, Nottingham Business School  (UK)

10:30-11:00

 Coffee Break

11:00-12:30

 SESSION 2
Country Experiences

This session will look entrepreneurship policy issues and priorities from a national perspective, using Canada, the Netherlands and the USA as models.

Denny Dennis, Senior Researcher NFIB, U.S.A.presentation

Luuk Klomp, The DG for Enterprise and Innovation, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs presentation

Chris Parsley, Small Business Policy Branch, Industry Canada presentation

Discussant: Jonathan Potter, Local Economic and Employment Development Programme, Centre for Entrepreneurship. OECD

 

12:30-14:00

 Lunch

14:00-15:30

SESSION 3
International Survey Considerations: Roundtable

This session will examine the possibilities of an international survey and discuss the research question, scope, survey methods, costs estimations and funding options.

Opening presenter: Paul Reynolds, Director of the Entrepreneurship Research Institute, Pino Global Entrepreneurship Center, Florida International University presentation

Roundtable

Chairperson: Anders Hoffmann, Creative Director, FORA, Danish Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs

Alistair Nolan,  Education Directorate, Indicators and Analysis Division, OECD

Terry Evers, Director of the Small Business and Special Surveys Division (SBSSD), Business and Trade Statistics Field, Statistics Canada presentation

Andy Cosh, Assistant Director, Centre for Business Research, University of Cambridge (UK) presentation

 

15:30-16:00

SESSION 4
Wrap Up and Conclusions

Discussion led by: David Storey,  Associate Dean, Research & Director of Enterprise Group, Centre for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Warwick Business School - UK

 

 

 

Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Solomon Islands
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam
  • Virgin Islands (UK)
  • Wallis and Futuna Islands
  • Western Sahara
  • Yemen
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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