The main objective of this special issue is to analyze the relationship between entrepreneurial intention and entrepreneurial activity and its impact on regional development. The last convulsive decade, withexpansionary and recessionary economic cycles, offers a good opportunity to study how economic cyclesaffect the propensity of becomingan entrepreneur and, in turn, to observe how entrepreneurial activity contributes to change (improvement) in the economy. Previous studies have analyzed the complicated endogenous relationship between entrepreneurship andeconomic growth, but thesestudies haveexamined the countries' performance under a static view. This special issuefocuses on analyzing complex entrepreneurial behavior from a sub-national perspective (examining several regionsin the Spanish autonomous communities) and a dynamic view (using data from several years), which adds rigor and valuable knowledge to this research field.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Entrepreneurial activity and regional development: an introduction to this special issue
|Number of pages
|Early online date
|1 Oct 2013
|Published - 11 Nov 2013