We address the post-entry performance of new Portuguese firms by investigating
the structural characteristics of the hazard and survival functions, using
non-parametric survival analysis. In order to approach prevalence of some
stylized facts and determinants of new firm survival, we produced a new
entrepreneurship database, using the administrative data of Quadros de Pessoal,
following the Eurostat/OECD´s internationally comparable business demography
methodology. This allowed the computation of a comprehensive array of
entrepreneurship indicators on employer enterprise and survival dynamics in
Portugal, over a period of 18 years, disaggregated in dimensions such as sectors,
regions and size classes.
JEL Classification: M13, M20.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Business Demography, Business Survival, Performance