Entrepreneurship and Acceleration: Questions From the Field

  • Date Posted: February 21, 2017
  • Organizations: Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI)
  • Document Types: Primer or Brief
  • Donor Type: Non-US Government Agency

The mobility of entrepreneurs is a topic of increasing interest among researchers and policymakers alike.

Recent research suggests that immigrant-owned enterprises are more likely to engage in transnational activities, supporting the hypothesis that immigrants have wider international networks. The Kauffman Foundation has also found that, in the United States, immigrants play a disproportionately large role in entrepreneurship.

This begs the question: what does this picture look like on the international stage? This data brief explores the mobility of entrepreneurs using data from the Entrepreneurship Database Program.