Research about the effects of entrepreneurial activity on economic growth and development.

* Urbano, D., Aparicio, S., Scott, S., & Martinez-Moya, D. (2024) Inside out: The interplay between institutions and digital technologies for SMEs performance. Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 36(1-2), 162-181.

* Aparicio, S., Hughes, M., Audretsch, D., & Urbano, D. (2023). Incentivizing knowledge institutions for entrepreneurship and society. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research. In press, doi:

Aparicio. S., Audretsch, D., Noguera, M., & Urbano, D. (2022). Can female entrepreneurs boost social mobility in developing countries? An institutional analysis. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 175, 121401.

Urbano, D., Audretsch, D., Aparicio, S., & Noguera, M. (2020). Does entrepreneurial activity matter for economic growth in developing countries? The role of the institutional environment. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 16(3), 1065-1099.

Urbano, D., Aparicio, S., & Audretsch, D. (2019). Twenty-five years of research on institutions, entrepreneurship, and economic growth: What has been learned? Small Business Economics, 53(1), 21-49.

Urbano, D., Aparicio, S., Guerrero, M., Noguera, M., & Torrent-Sellens, J. (2017). Institutional determinants of student employer entrepreneurs at Catalan universities. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 123, 271-282.

Aparicio, S., Urbano, D., & Audretsch, D. (2016). Institutional factors, opportunity entrepreneurship and economic growth: Panel data evidence. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 102, 45-61.

Urbano, D., & Aparicio, S. (2016). Entrepreneurship capital types and economic growth: International evidence. Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 102, 34-44.

Urbano, D., & Guerrero, M. (2013). Entrepreneurial universities socioeconomic impacts of academic entrepreneurship in a European region. Economic Development Quarterly27(1), 40-55.

Seminal papers about this topic:

Acs, Z., & Szerb, L. (2007). Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth and Public Policy. Small Business Economics28(2-3), 109–122.

Acs, Z., Desai, S., & Hessels, J. (2008). Entrepreneurship, economic development and institutions. Small Business Economics31(3), 219–234.

Audretsch, D., & Keilbach, M. (2004). Entrepreneurship Capital and Economic Performance. Regional Studies38(8), 949–959.

Audretsch, D. B., & Keilbach, M. (2008). Resolving the knowledge paradox: Knowledge-spillover entrepreneurship and economic growth. Research Policy37(10), 1697–1705.

Baumol, W. J., & Strom, R. J. (2007). Entrepreneurship and economic growth. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal1(3-4), 233–237.

Blanchflower, D. G. (2000). Self-employment in OECD countries. Labour Economics7(5), 471–505.

Carree, M., Van Stel, A., Thurik, R., & Wennekers, S. (2002). Economic development and business ownership: an analysis using data of 23 OECD countries in the period 1976–1996. Small Business Economics19(3), 271–290.

Rocha, H. O. (2004). Entrepreneurship and development: The role of clusters. Small Business Economics23(5), 363–400.

Wennekers, S., & Thurik, R. (1999). Linking entrepreneurship and economic growth. Small Business Economics13(1), 27–56.

Wong, P. K., Ho, Y. P., & Autio, E. (2005). Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Growth: Evidence from GEM data. Small Business Economics24(3), 335–350.