Entrepreneurship and business statistics

Third Meeting of the OECD Entrepreneurship Indicators Steering Group, Paris, 20 November 2007



 20 November 2007, beginning at 9h30


Introduction and welcoming remarks

9.30 - 10.00

Chair: Anders HOFFMAN, Creative Director of FORA, Denmark


The Entrepreneurship framework

10.00 - 11.00


  • Defining Entrepreneurship - Paper from Richard Seymour and Nadim Ahmad
    Nadim AHMAD, OECD Statistical Directorate
  • A General Policy Framework for Addressing and Measuring Entrepreneurship - Presentation (ppt) and Paper (pdf)
    Anders HOFFMAN, Creative Director of FORA, Denmark and Tim Davis, OECD Statistical Directorate


The entrepreneurship measurement manual

11.00 - 11.30

Proposed Outline, Timetable and Process
Short-term plans to produce a Working Document in 2007 - Presentation (ppt)
Tim DAVIS, OECD Statistical Directorate/ Axel Behrens, Eurostat


Entrepreneurship and economic development

11.30 -12.00

Leora F. Klapper, The World Bank - Presentation (ppt)


Lunch break



Developing information on access to finance

14.00 - 15.00

Status Report on OECD and Eurostat activities on developing data on Access to Finance, draft questionnaires (OECD and Eurostat):


Plans for the next phase of Entrepreneurship Indicator Programme development

15.00 - 15.30

An initial discussion of Entrepreneurship Determinants and how the data will be obtained - Presentation (ppt)
Tim DAVIS, OECD Statistics Directorate


Information items

15.30 - 16.00

  • A  preview presentation of data for several "Entrepreneurship Performance Indicators" - Presentation (ppt)
  • A review of the OECD and Eurostat websites for the Entrepreneurship Indicators Programme.
  • Update on the High-Growth Seminar (if appropriate)
  • Report on the Kauffman Foundation Symposium on Entrepreneurship and Innovation Data, Kansas City,  Nov. 2-3, 2007
  • The roadmaps to Lisbon, Evidence based policy, Stephan Raes - Presentation (ppt)


Plans for 2008

16.00 - 16.15

Sponsorship and Funding initiatives 




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