Entrepreneurial dynamics and government policies to boost entrepreneurship performance

Luís Farinha, João Lopes, Sharmistha Bagchi-Sen, João Renato Sebastião, José Oliveira

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This paper aims to illustrate the entrepreneurial performance of economies taking into account the variables present in the entrepreneurial framework conditions. The methodology used in the research is exploratory, descriptive and quantitative. We used a process that combines Factorial Analysis with Cluster Analysis. Considering the entrepreneurial framework variables conditions, our results indicate that there are four groups in economies: 1) Moderate Entrepreneurial Performance; 2) Emerging Entrepreneurial Performance; 3) High-Income Economies; and 4) Advanced Entrepreneurial Economies. Our research also denotes where economies need to develop new policies to improve their entrepreneurial performance and competitiveness. This research brings new contributions to science and existing literature as it helps to understand and clarify the entrepreneurial performance of economies relative to entrepreneurial framework conditions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100950
JournalSocio-Economic Planning Sciences
StatePublished - Dec 2020
Externally publishedYes


  • Entrepreneurial ecosystems
  • Entrepreneurship
  • GEM
  • Governmental support and policies

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Economics and Econometrics
  • Strategy and Management
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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