Good times, bad times: entrepreneurship and the business cycle

  • Juan A. Sanchis Llopis
  • José María Millán
  • Rui Baptista
  • Andrew Burke
  • Simon C. Parker
  • Roy Thurik


This article introduces the special issue on Entrepreneurship and the Business Cycle, comprising articles presented at the workshop Good Times Bad Times: Entrepreneurship and the Cycle, held at the University of Valencia in November 2011. The workshop was organized to share insights about the under-researched issue of the interplay between entrepreneurship and cyclical dimensions of entrepreneurship.


Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship cycle Business cycle Business density Unemployment Job creation 



Early versions of most papers of this issue were presented at the Workshop Good Times Bad Times: Entrepreneurship and the Cycle (Valencia, Spain; November 2011). Guest Editors gratefully acknowledge the effort of reviewers for their valuable comments and suggestions that made a significant difference in the development of the manuscripts. Special thanks go to the former and current editors of International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal – Domingo Ribeiro and Salvador Roig – for their support. We acknowledge funding from the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (projects ECO2011-25033, ECO2011-30323-C03-02 and ECO2013-43526-R,), the Generalitat Valenciana (Project PROMETEOII/2014/054) and Fundación BBVA (Project 2014).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Juan A. Sanchis Llopis
    • 1
  • José María Millán
    • 2
  • Rui Baptista
    • 3
    • 4
  • Andrew Burke
    • 5
  • Simon C. Parker
    • 6
  • Roy Thurik
    • 7
    • 8
  1. 1.ERI-CES and Department of Applied Economics II, Facultad de EconomíaUniversity of ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Department of Economics, Facultad de Ciencias EmpresarialesUniversity of HuelvaHuelvaSpain
  3. 3.Brunel Business SchoolBrunel University LondonUxbridgeUK
  4. 4.CEG-ISTUniversity of LisbonLisbonPortugal
  5. 5.Trinity Business School, Trinity College DublinUniversity of DublinDublin 2Ireland
  6. 6.Ivey Business SchoolWestern UniversityLondonCanada
  7. 7.Erasmus School of EconomicErasmus University RotterdamRotterdamNetherlands
  8. 8.Montpellier Business SchoolMontpellierFrance

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