Via BBC (May 2, 2011)
... The WEF Entrepreneurship_Report (PDF, 380 pages, 16.8MB), in collaboration with Stanford University and Endeavor Global, said: "After avoiding the collapse of the global financial and economic system, governments around the world are now focused on building a foundation for future growth."
It said the purpose of its report was to provide insight into how to successfully foster entrepreneurship, with "the ultimate goal of improving economic growth, prosperity and quality of life".
The WEF study highlighted eight different key growth strategies for early-stage companies.
It said one key finding was that the similarities in early-stage companies around the globe are far greater than their differences...
In a matter of only 18 months, this group oversaw 70 executive case studies from 22 countries, 110 surveys from 17 different countries and the analysis of revenue and headcount data for over 380,000 companies.