Empirical Studies of New Firms and Innovation in Italy

R. Piergiovanni

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisInternal


    This thesis focuses on the role of entrepreneurship as a trigger of the growth potential of industries and regions. On one side it assumes that entrepreneurial activity may promote the creation of entirely new sectors, whereas on the other hand that it can exert direct and indirect impacts on economic and employment growth.

    Use of up-to-date statistical tools and unique datasets allows to perform a rigorous analysis of effects and features of entrepreneurship, firm growth, and innovation in Italy. The results give a picture of the Italian economy confirming some of its distinctive features emerged from previous studies while rejecting others.

    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • Maastricht University
    • Carree, Martin, Supervisor
    Award date8 Jul 2010
    Place of PublicationMaastricht
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010


    Dive into the research topics of 'Empirical Studies of New Firms and Innovation in Italy'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

    Cite this