September 2004

IZA DP No. 1293: Nascent Entrepreneurs

published in: Simon C. Parker (ed.), The Life Cycle of Entrepreneurial Ventures (International Handbook Series on Entrepreneurship, Vol. 3), New York: Springer 2006, 15-37

Nascent entrepreneurs are people who are engaged in creating new ventures. This chapter reviews the international evidence on how many of them are there around the world, what they are doing, who they are, what makes them different, and which ones see their vision through to eventual start-up.