Not everyone has an equal opportunity to transform their ideas into a business. There could be an additional 9 million people starting and managing new business in the European Union (EU) – and 35 million across OECD countries – if everyone was as active in business creation as core age men (30-49 years old). David Halabisky, Policy Analyst at the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Regions and Cities speaks with Shayne MacLachlan on how harnessing the untapped potential of “the missing entrepreneurs” can uncover new ideas, create jobs and contribute to economic growth, which are central to plans for a strong COVID-19 recovery.
Host: Shayne MacLachlan
Guest: David Halabisky, Policy Analyst at the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship and SMEs, Regions and Cities
Producer: Robin Allison Davis
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Mr. David Halabisky is a project co-ordinator in the OECD Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities. He is currently working on several projects related to entrepreneurship policy, including a multi-year project on inclusive entrepreneurship and is the main author of the Missing Entrepreneurs reports. Prior to joining the OECD, David worked for more than a decade in the Canadian Public Service where he worked on SME policy at the Federal Ministries of Industry, Finance and Labour. Mr. Halabisky has won several awards during his career, including a Best Paper Prize from the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada. He has degrees in economics from the University of British Columbia and McMaster University.