Business: Theory and Practice 15(3): 199-209, doi: 10.3846/btp.2014.20
Model for Measuring the Entrepreneurship of the Population
expand article infoŠarūnė Beinoraitė, Rolandas Drejeris
‡ Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitetas, Lithuania
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Population entrepreneurship is an important factor in the progress of economic development. This paper proposes a model of entrepreneurship measurement for comparing the level of entrepreneurship. The model consists of two main components, including criteria for the selection and determination of entrepreneurship by adapting the multi­criteria evaluation method TOPSIS. The most important criteria for identifying entrepreneurship cover the dynamics of the unemployment rate, the population of personal characteristics, geographical location, broadband Internet penetration per 1000 inhabitants, issued business licenses per thousand population, competitiveness, innovation, registered enterprises per thousand population, the promotion of a entrepreneurship program, the average wage level, the number of loans taken for business per thousand population, the number of bankrupt enterprises per thousand population, the level of education, the subscription of newspapers and magazines on business.
criteria; entrepreneurship; model; multi­criteria evaluation; population