Support systems for new enterprise formation in Catalonia: An institutional approach

Christian Serarols-Tarrés, David Urbano, Yancy Vaillant

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    This paper presents some of the results of an empirical research that analyses the formal institutional framework related to new enterprise systems in urban and rural areas of Catalonia. The research focuses on the supply side (institutions and support programmes) and on the demand side (new entrepreneurs). Institutional economic theory is adopted as the theoretical framework of this research. For the supply of support programmes, personal interviews were carried out with the officials responsible for business support institutions in the urban county of Vallès Occidental and in the rural county of Garrotxa. For the demand side, 92 and 58 telephone interviews were conducted with new entrepreneurs from the previously mentioned counties. Copyright © 2007 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)257-279
    JournalInternational Journal of Business and Systems Research
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007


    • Entrepreneurship
    • Institutional theory
    • New ventures
    • Public administration
    • Regional development
    • Regional innovation system
    • Support systems


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