International Studies in Entrepreneurship

New Firm Creation in the United States

Initial Explorations with the PSED II Data Set

Editors: Reynolds, Paul D., Curtin, Richard T. (Eds.)

  • Entrepreneurship is an increasingly popular topic - in business research, education, practice and policymaking
  • Presents the most current data from the ongoing PSED project, with contributions from leading researchers in the field
  • Covers a wide range of topics relating to new firm creation, with an emphasis on the people who start new businesses
  • Supported by the Kauffman Foundation and the Small Business Administration
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The study of firm creation is becoming a focal point of business research, education, practice, and policymaking. Currently, it is estimated that 12 million people in the United States are involved in business start-ups; the phenomenon is embedded in the American culture—and in many others around the world. The Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED) research program is designed to enhance the scientific understanding of how people start businesses, by gathering and providing primary data on the business creation process. The first data collection (PSED I) was initiated in 1998 and three follow-up surveys were completed by 2004. The second (PSED II), supported by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and the National Science Foundation, was initiated in 2005. Harmonized projects have been implemented in seven other countries. This volume, including contributions from the organizers and advisory committee members, presents assessments based on the initial and first follow-up PSED II data; two more follow-ups are in process. The book highlights key implications and applications and includes chapters covering entrepreneurial behavior, demographic and gender factors, financing the emerging business, ownership arrangements, and the roles of social capital and technology. Other assessments focus on the nature of those active as nascent entrepreneurs, the activities undertaken during the start-up process, and the characteristics of start-up efforts that become new firms; the appendix provides a detailed discussion of the data collection procedures. The result is an introduction to the theories, conceptualizations, approaches, and measurement of the business creation process. This book will be a valuable guide for those interested in business creation for research or policy objectives.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Reynolds, Paul D. (et al.)

    Pages 1-15

  • Social Motives in the PSED II

    Davis, Amy E. (et al.)

    Pages 19-34

  • Contextual Motivation and Growth Aspirations Among Nascent Entrepreneurs

    Hechavarria, Diana M. (et al.)

    Pages 35-49

  • Family Background and Influence on Nascent Entrepreneurs

    Matthews, Charles H. (et al.)

    Pages 51-67

  • Owner Contributions and Equity

    Davis, Amy E. (et al.)

    Pages 71-94

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Firm Creation in the United States
Book Subtitle
Initial Explorations with the PSED II Data Set
Editors
  • Paul D. Reynolds
  • Richard T. Curtin
Series Title
International Studies in Entrepreneurship
Series Volume
23
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-09523-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-09523-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-09522-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8434-0
Series ISSN
1572-1922
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 342
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