A measurement framework for international entrepreneurship policy research : from impossible index to malleable matrix

Hindle, Kevin G. 2006, A measurement framework for international entrepreneurship policy research : from impossible index to malleable matrix, International journal of entrepreneurship and small business, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 139-182.

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Title A measurement framework for international entrepreneurship policy research : from impossible index to malleable matrix
Author(s) Hindle, Kevin G.
Journal name International journal of entrepreneurship and small business
Volume number 3
Issue number 2
Start page 139
End page 182
Publisher Inderscience Publishers
Place of publication Milton Keynes, England
Publication date 2006
ISSN 1476-1297
1741-8054
Keyword(s) entrepreneurship policy
measurement
framework
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor
GEM
international entrepreneurship
entrepreneurial activity
Summary The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), a multifaceted, multinational research programme now in its seventh year of field operation, currently dominates the field of international entrepreneurship policy research but faces a crisis of credibility. Despite having created and continuing to develop a very rich database capable of addressing many of the complexities requisite for understanding entrepreneurship at the national and international levels of analysis, GEM has chosen to disguise the depths of its potential research and policy utility through a misnamed quest for unobtainable simplicity at the centre of the project and a disorganised variety of report presentations at the periphery. Subsequent to a review of the entrepreneurial definitional literature and a resolution of its many themes into six components of entrepreneurial activity, based on Penrose's (1959/1995) articulation of the practical meaning of 'entrepreneurial services', this paper suggests that a 'malleable matrix' approach can provide a practical measurement framework capable of reporting national entrepreneurial activity in a structure that is comprehensive without being overwhelming.
Language eng
Field of Research 140299 Applied Economics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2006, Inderscience Enterprises
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30021960

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