Cloth $130.00 ISBN: 9780226454078 Published September 2017
E-book $130.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226454108 Published September 2017 Also Available From
E-book Retailers: Amazon Kindle Apple iBooks B&N Nook Google Play Kobo Library Vendors: EBSCO

Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses

Current Knowledge and Challenges

Edited by John Haltiwanger, Erik Hurst, Javier Miranda, and Antoinette Schoar

Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses

Edited by John Haltiwanger, Erik Hurst, Javier Miranda, and Antoinette Schoar

512 pages | 18 halftones, 85 line drawings, 121 tables | 6 x 9 | © 2017
Cloth $130.00 ISBN: 9780226454078 Published September 2017
E-book $130.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226454108 Published September 2017

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 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 their precise impact on economic growth.
           
Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses brings together economists and data analysts to discuss the most recent research covering three broad themes. The first chapters isolate high- and low-performing entrepreneurial ventures and analyze their roles in creating jobs and driving innovation and productivity. The next chapters turn the focus on specific challenges entrepreneurs face and how they have varied over time, including over business cycles. The final chapters explore core measurement issues, with a focus on new data projects under development that may improve our understanding of this dynamic part of the economy.
 

Contents
Prefatory Note
 
Introduction
John Haltiwanger, Erik G. Hurst, Javier Miranda, and Antoinette Schoar
 
I. Entrepreneurial Heterogeneity
 
1. High-Growth Young Firms: Contribution to Job, Output, and Productivity Growth
John Haltiwanger, Ron S Jarmin, Robert Kulick, and Javier Miranda
 
2. Nowcasting and Placecasting Entrepreneurial Quality and Performance
Jorge Guzman and Scott Stern
 
3. Wealth, Tastes, and Entrepreneurial Choice
Erik G. Hurst and Benjamin W. Pugsley
 
4. Are Founder CEOs Good Managers?
Victor Manuel Bennett, Megan Lawrence, and Raffaella Sadun
 
5. Immigrant Entrepreneurship
Sari Pekkala Kerr and William R. Kerr
 
II. Challenges Facing Entrepreneurs: Finance and Business Conditions
 
6. How Did Young Firms Fare during the Great Recession? Evidence from the Kauffman Firm Survey
Rebecca Zarutskie and Tiantian Yang
 
7. Small Businesses and Small Business Finance during the Financial Crisis and the Great Recession: New Evidence from the Survey of Consumer Finances
Arthur B. Kennickell, Myron L. Kwast, and Jonathan Pogach
 
8. Does Unemployment Insurance Change the Selection into Entrepreneurship?
Johan Hombert, Antoinette Schoar, David Sraer, and David Thesmar
 
9. Job Creation, Small versus Large versus Young, and the SBA
J. David Brown, John S. Earle, and Yana Morgulis
 
III. Data Gaps and Promising Avenues for the Future
 
10. Venture Capital Data: Opportunities and Challenges
Steven N. Kaplan and Josh Lerner
 
11. The Promise and Potential of Linked Employer-Employee Data for Entrepreneurship Research
Christopher Goetz, Henry Hyatt, Erika McEntarfer, and Kristin Sandusky
 
Contributors
Author Index
Subject Index
 
For more information, or to order this book, please visit http://www.press.uchicago.edu
Google preview here

Chicago Manual of Style

Chicago Blog: Economics

Events in Economics

Keep Informed

JOURNALs