Tuesday, March 29, 2011


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Dublin Foundation)

European Monitoring Centre on Change (EMCC)









[full-text, 69 pages]



The current policy and public debate on the overall topic of ‘entrepreneurship’ pays little

attention to more specific or emerging forms of entrepreneurship such as one-person enterprises

and self-employment, part-time entrepreneurs, parallel and serial entrepreneurs, and business

transfer and successions. This study examines the appearance of these distinct catgeories in

public and policy discussions across Europe and gives an overview of the availability of

quantitative and qualitative statistical information and of research on emerging forms of

entrepreneurship.This study notes that the category of one-person enterprises and selfemployment

is the one most often included in the debate, whereas the other forms of emerging

entrepreneurship receive less attention. However, across Europe growing attention is paid to all

these forms as drivers for growth and employment, and they are being recognised as flexible

forms that offer a transitional state between employment and business development.



1. Emerging forms of entrepreneurship – working definitions

2. Public and policy discussion on emerging forms of entrepreneurship

3. An in-depth analysis of the content of the political discussion

4. Standardised structural data

5. Summary of the content of national research and studies, and of the

key issues in the EU debate


Annex of tables



This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.

Stuart Basefsky                   
Director, IWS News Bureau                
Institute for Workplace Studies 
Cornell/ILR School                        
16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor             
New York, NY 10016                        
Telephone: (607) 255-2703                
Fax: (607) 255-9641                       
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