The Regional Entrepreneurship and Development Index (REDI): The Case of Spain
Zoltan J. Acs
George Mason University - School of Public Policy
University of Pecs; Janus Pannonius University
University of Groningen
Instituto de Empresa
University College London; University of Amsterdam - Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB)
June 15, 2012
GMU School of Public Policy Research Paper No. 2012-04 (revised)
This paper constructs a Regional Entrepreneurship and Development Index (REDI) that captures the contextual features of entrepreneurship across regions. Using both institutional data and survey data weaknesses in the incentive structure that affects regional development can be identified. The entrepreneurial disparities among regions are analysed at the country and regional level using a penalty for bottleneck methodology. The methodology allows us to coordinate public policy action at national and regional levels.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 43
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Regional Development, Stages of Growth, GEDI, Entrepreneurship policy
JEL Classification: L26, R11, R58working papers series
Date posted: December 9, 2011 ; Last revised: September 6, 2012
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