Interventions to support entrepreneurship: evidence from a local public policy (MIP, Piedmont Region)

Journal title RIV Rassegna Italiana di Valutazione
Author/s Samuele Poy
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2018/71-72
Language Italian Pages 26 P. 56-81 File size 524 KB
DOI 10.3280/RIV2018-071004
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Less than one company out of two, in Italy, 5 years after birth is still active. The low survival rate of companies suggests the existence of a public problem that, at least partially, concern the entrepreneurial culture. This article, after having introduced the main reference literature, presents a selection of stylized facts useful to characterize the attitudes and profile of the new Italian entrepreneurs, or aspirant ones, even in comparison with other countries. Therefore, we consider a public policy implemented in the Piedmont Region ("Mettersi in Proprio" - MIP). Results from a counterfactual approach suggest the effectiveness of the intervention in terms of increasing the survival rate of beneficiary firms.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Business Survival; Evaluation; Public Policies.

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Samuele Poy, Misure a sostegno dell’imprenditorialità: evidenze da una politica pubblica locale (MIP, Regione Piemonte) in "RIV Rassegna Italiana di Valutazione" 71-72/2018, pp 56-81, DOI: 10.3280/RIV2018-071004