Kauffman Data Symposium

14 June 2007 at 10:21 am Leave a comment

| Peter Klein |

The Kauffman Foundation is sponsoring a symposium on entrepreneurship and innovation data November 2-3 in Kansas City. The website indicates that seating capacity is filled, but proceedings and information on datasets will be available on the site. Mike Sykuta and I will give a presentation on the CORI contracts library.

Innovation manifests itself in different ways, and empirical researchers have used data on patent rates, R&D expenditure, new product introductions, and similar phenomena to measure it. On entrepreneurship data, however, there is far less consensus. In part this results from widely varying conceptions of what entrepreneurship is. Self-employment rates, the number of business startups, the ratio of small firms to large firms, and the like are measurable, but do they correspond to entrepreneurship? If entrepreneurship is alertness, adaptation, innovation, or — my favored concept — judgment, then occupational and structural measures may not capture it very cleanly.

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