Zoltan Acs and Laszlo Szerb’s work on the Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index for the Small Business Administration is covered by Jeff May in the Wall Street Journal:
What’s more, some emerging-markets powerhouses like China, Russia, Brazil and India, as well as nations like Chile and the Czech Republic, are due for big improvements, says Zoltan Acs, a Small Business Administration economist and co-author of the agency’s study of entrepreneurial performance around the world. China, for instance, ranks as just the 40th best place in the world to start a company. Yet China and its up-and-coming peers score high on forward-looking measures like expectations for job creation—so they’re likely to catch up fast with more-advanced economies.
The 2011 Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index is available from Edgar Elgar.