Entrepreneurship and business statistics

ISTAT-Eurostat-OECD Seminar on Entrepreneurship Indicators, 6th - 7th December 2006, Rome



Wednesday, 6th of December 2006, 14h30 - 18h00

14h30 - 15h00   Opening  speech, L. Biggeri (President, Istat)

International projects on enterprise demography, business success and entrepreneurship

15h00 - 15h30   Eurostat project on Business Demography and Factor of Business Success
                        Presentation (PowerPoint), P. Bekx (Eurostat)

15h30 - 16h00   OECD project on new entrepreneurship, Presentation (PowerPoint)
                        Tim Davis (OECD) 

16h00 - 16h30   The European survey on Factors of Business success, Presentation (PowerPoint)
                        Hartmut Schrör (Eurostat)

16h45 - 18h00   Discussants

Rick Clayton (Bureau of Labour Statistics – USA)
Roberto Torrini (Italian Central Bank) 

             General discussion

Thursday, 7th of December 2006, 09h30 - 17h00

Best practices on indicators for business success and entrepreneurship

09h30 – 12h00, National case studies

09h30 - 10h00   Australia: "Measuring Entrepreneurial Activity - What Theory and Australian Case Studies 
                        Indicate", Paper (pdf)
                        Prof. Richard Seymour (Lecturer in International Entrepreneurship, School of  Business,
                        University of Sydney)

10h00 - 10h30   Canada: "Entrepreneurship-related Data and Analysis in Canada" 
                        Presentation (PowerPoint),  Mr. Terry Evers (Director, Small Business and Special
                        Surveys Division, Statistics Canada)

10h30 - 11h00   The United States: “questionnaire and methods used in the Kauffman Firm Survey in
                        USA in 2005”, Presentation (PowerPoint)
                        Tim Davis (Project Manager, Entrepreneurship Indicators Project, Statistics Directorate,

11h00 - 11h30   Denmark: "Statistical Portraits of Entrepreneurs - which characteristics to include?"
                        Presentation (PowerPoint), Peter Bøegh Nielsen (Statistics Denmark)

11h30 - 12h00   Italy: “Data integration for entrepreneurship indicators: context, impact and performance 
                        analysis” – Istat, Presentation (PowerPoint)


12h00 - 13h00   General discussion on national case studies

Lunch break

Future work

14h30 - 16h30   Round Table

Chairman and introduction (OECD: E. Giovannini):
Mr. H. Salmi (DG Enterprise – Brussels)
Mr. S. Arzeni (Director Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs and Local Dev. – OECD)
Mrs. P. Casavola (Italian Ministry for the economic development)
Prof. F. Onida  (Bocconi University - Milan)
Confederation of Italian industry

16h30 - 17h00   Conclusion