Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses: Current Knowledge and Challenges

Start-ups and other entrepreneurial ventures make a significant contribution to the US economy, particularly in the tech sector, where they comprise some of the largest and most influential companies. Yet for every startup that becomes a high-profile, high-growth company like Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and Google, many more fail. This enormous heterogeneity poses conceptual and measurement challenges for economists concerned with understanding how new businesses affect economic growth.

01. September 2017

Authors John Haltiwanger Erik Hurst Javier Miranda Antoinette Schoar

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