• 1. Introduction
  • 2. Definition and Significance of Enterprise Start-up Rates
  • 2.1 Challenges Related to International Comparisons ofEnterprise Start-up Rates
  • 2.2 The Ecological Approach for Calculating Enterprise StartupRates
  • 2.3 The Labour Market Approach for Calculating EnterpriseStart-up Rates
  • 2.4 Is there an Optimal Enterprise Start-up Rate?
  • 3. National Data Sources on Enterprise Start-up Figures in theAnalysed OECD Countries
  • 3.1 Germany
  • 3.2 France
  • 3.3 United Kingdom
  • 3.4 Italy
  • 3.5 Spain
  • 3.6 USA
  • 4. Preliminary Results from an Analysis of Enterprise Start-upRates in the six OECD Countries
  • 4.1 Enterprise Start-up Rates According to the EcologicalApproach
  • 4.2 Enterprise Start-up Rates According to the Labour MarketApproach
  • 4.3 Complementary Analysis of the Rate of EstablishedEnterprises per Population in Working Age
  • 5. Summary