The Determinants of Entrepreneurial Activity in the Nordic Countries During Years 2004-2013
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
The positive contributions of entrepreneurship towards the economic development were already proved by the previous researchers. The main aim of this study was to analyse the determinants of entrepreneurial activity in the Nordic countries over the period of years 2004‑2013 to provide the supportive empirical analysis for the Nordic entrepreneurial policy makers. Data were obtained from the various databases and were formed into the panel dataset. Entrepreneurial activity was quantified by the two variables, rate of registered business activity and established business ownership rate. For each entrepreneurial activity, acting as the dependent variable, was estimated the set of econometric models following the econometric approach with the Fixed Effects Estimator. The results obtained for the both dependent variables did not substantially differ from each other and were generally in agreement with the results obtained by the previous scholars. The hypothesis stating the positive relationship between unemployment rate, GDP per capita and entrepreneurial activity, during the analysed period, were accepted. Also the negative impact of administrative barriers on entrepreneurial activity was confirmed. However, no statistically significant empirical support was obtained for the hypothesis assuming the positive relationship between R&D sector and entrepreneurial activity.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 34 p.
Entrepreneurial activity, registered business activity, administrative barriers of entrepreneurship, unemployment rate, GDP per capita, R&D sector, regression analysis
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-53521OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-53521DiVA: diva2:937090
Subject / course
Business Administration - Other
Entrepreneurship, Master Programme, 60 credits
Rosell, Erik, Universitetslektor
Ericsson, Daniel, Docent