The publication is produced by the OECD-Eurostat Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme
based on official statistics. The 2017 edition features a new trends chapter, which
also introduces recent developments related to the emergence of the "gig economy"
and the use of digital tools by micro-enterprises.
Published on September 28, 2017Also available in: French
Online tools and platforms provide new opportunities for micro-enterprises to be involved in international trade. Businesses that trade internationally appear to be more confident in the current state of their businesses and also more likely to have positive prospects of job creation. This is also true for “just-me” entrepreneurs who participate in international trade.
Digital presence, international trade, business confidence and job creation prospects Percentage of positive replies among survey respondents, May 2016-May 2017
In all countries where recent data are available, the share of gazelles – young high-growth enterprises – is the highest in the services sector, especially in security and investigation, computer programming and employment activities (i.e. temporary employment agencies.
Share of gazelles (more than 20% employment growth over a period of three years) Percentage of all enterprises with 10 or more employees, by sector, 2014, or latest available year
Entrepreneurship at a Glance is based on the OECD Structural Business Statistics, the OECD Business Demography Indicators and the Timely Indicators of Entrepreneurship databases.They contain more and longer time series than presented in the publication.