Kauffman's Hottest Research Topics in 2009:
Entrepreneurship, Jobs and Recovery Top the List
Kauffman's most popular research in 2009 explored past recession trends and
entrepreneurs' roles in economic recoveries
The most popular studies emanating from the nation's largest funder of entrepreneurial research are largely related to the top story of the year: the economy. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has compiled its most in-demand research for 2009--research that was mentioned in news stories generating more than 5 billion media impressions. Data on economic recovery trends, job creation and the role of entrepreneurs are among the Foundation's most quoted, requested, viewed and downloaded studies in 2009.
As a leading source of economic data for researchers, economists, academics and policymakers, the Foundation issues dozens of published reports and original videos throughout the year.
In 2009, some of the most in-demand reports from the Kauffman Foundation were:
"Because we are the 'foundation of entrepreneurship,' our work is done through the lens of how firm formation and expansion affect the economy," said Robert Litan, vice president of research and policy at the Kauffman Foundation. "Our research consistently shows that young firms are the driving force of new jobs and growth. This information is obviously more important than ever, and we will be releasing more data on these topics in 2010."
A compilation of Kauffman research over the past two years also demonstrates the critical role entrepreneurs play in the economy.