Not all companies contribute to economic growth. One specific group of ambitious entrepreneurs make the difference. U.S.E. focuses on the backgrounds: why are some people more ambitious than others? Why do some people become entrepreneurs and others do not? How do institutions influence this? Research is the basis for policy decisions of Dutch, Belgian and Danish governments and the OECD.  

Publications (selection)

  • Bos J., Stam E. (2014), Gazelles and Industry Growth: A Study of Young High-Growth Firms in the Netherlands, Industrial and Corporate Change, 23(1): 145-169.
  • Sanders M., Weitzel U. (2013), Misallocation of Entrepreneurial Talent in Postconflict Environments, Journal of Conflict Resolution, 57(1): 41-64.
  • Weitzel U., Urbig D., Desai S., Acs Z., Sanders M. ( 2010), The Good, the Bad, and the Talented: Entrepreneurial Talent and Other-Regarding Behavior, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 76(1): 64-81.

Have a look at all research themes of the U.S.E. Research Institute (TKI).