CEPAL Review

Cepal Review is the leading journal for the study of economic and social development issues in Latin America and the Caribbean. Edited by the Economic Commission for Latin America, each issue focuses on economic trends, industrialization, income distribution, technological development and monetary systems, as well as the implementation of economic reform and transfer of technology. Written in English and Spanish (Revista de la Cepal), each tri-annual issue offers approximately 12 studies and essays undertaken by authoritative experts or gathered from conference proceedings.

English Spanish

Enterprise creation and economic recovery: The case of Rio Grande do Sul

This article analyses the dynamic of new enterprise creation in Rio Grande do Sul, measured by the business start-up rate in relation to the number of pre-existing firms and also relative to the labour force. The analysis shows that business start-up rates are not homogeneous regionally or across sectors. It also identifies a relation between regional economic growth and the business start-up rate, which depends on the rate of renewal of the enterprise base and fundamentally on the entrepreneurial drive of local workers, which affects the degree to which enterprise creation rates converge between regions. The results also show that an increase in the business start-up rate improves regional economic performance after a period of time.

English Spanish

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error