The Influence of Socioeconomic Factors on Entrepreneurship and Innovation


  • Maria-Soledad Castano Martinez University of Castilla-La Mancha
  • Maria Jesus Ruiz Fuensanta University of Castilla-La Mancha
  • Isabel Martinez Rodriguez University of Castilla-La Mancha


Researchers have traditionally analyzed how innovation affects growth and how economic factors affect innovation. However, this paper explores how social capital, the quality of institutions, and income inequality affect product innovation on behalf of entrepreneurs. In order to do so, an empirical analysis is performed using panel data for thirteen European countries for the period 2002-2010.


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How to Cite

Martinez, M.-S. C., Fuensanta, M. J. R., & Rodriguez, I. M. (2013). The Influence of Socioeconomic Factors on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Journal of Small Business Strategy (archive Only), 23(2), 15–28. Retrieved from