The Swedish Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics
Assistant Professor Mikael Samuelsson
This major research effort covers all types of new firms drawn from a representative sample of nascent enterprises tracked from inception into the early years of a new firm. The absence of such a data set has been a major impediment to the development of a full understanding of the firm creation process. Since the project represents all business start-up activity in Sweden, inferences can be made to the entire population of nascent entrepreneurs. This information has considerable relevance for public policies related to the maintenance of a vigorous entrepreneurial sector in Sweden.