Title: Youth entrepreneurship dynamics in the Caribbean region: 2011-2013

Authors: Rodrigo Varela Villegas

Addresses: Center for Entrepreneurship Development, Universidad Icesi, Calle 18 # 122-135 Cali, Colombia

Abstract: This paper presents the main results of the research work done in the Caribbean countries in the 2011-2013 period oriented to measure the dynamics of the youth entrepreneurs and their enterprises. The methodology used was GEM methodology, and the analysis is done using as framework the 'entrepreneurial pipeline concept' to make easier the understanding of the results, the identification of areas of improvement and the formulation of policies for entrepreneurship development. The entrepreneurial pipeline of the young population (18-34 years old), presents better indicators than the entrepreneurial pipeline of the adult population (35-64 years old), except in the 'established business' stage.

Keywords: entrepreneurial pipeline; Global Entrepreneurship Monitor; GEM; youth entrepreneurs; Caribbean; young people; entrepreneurship dynamics; entrepreneurship development.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2017.081964

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2017 Vol.30 No.3, pp.287 - 307

Received: 31 Oct 2015
Accepted: 02 Nov 2015

Published online: 31 Jan 2017 *

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