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Information technologies and entrepreneurship

Abstract : This article shows how the increase of information availability due to new technologies positively affects aggregate entrepreneurship in national economies. We rely on an “occupational choice” model of managerial production, extended to include the managerial use of information, to explain variations in the number of entrepreneurs, and thus of firms, as measured by the aggregate new business creation data. We present evidence that supports such a theory of industrial organization dynamics for a sample of 78 economies over the period 2004–2012 using panel data instrumental variable regressions.
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Julien Hanoteau, Jean‐jacques Rosa. Information technologies and entrepreneurship. Managerial and Decision Economics, Wiley, 2019, 40 (2), pp.200-212. ⟨10.1002/mde.2996⟩. ⟨hal-02067736⟩

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