Latent entrepreneurship across nations
UNSPECIFIED (2001) Latent entrepreneurship across nations. In: 15th Annual Congress of the European-Economic-Association, BOLZANO, ITALY, AUG 30-SEP 02, 2000. Published in: EUROPEAN ECONOMIC REVIEW, 45 (4-6). pp. 680-691.Full text not available from this repository.
The paper studies latent entrepreneurship across nations. There are three main findings. First, large numbers of people in the industrial countries say they would prefer to be self-employed. Top of the international ranking of entrepreneurial spirit come Poland (with 80% saying so), Portugal and the USA; bottom of the table come Norway (with 27% saying so), Denmark and Russia. Second, for individuals the probability of preferring to be self-employed is strongly decreasing with age, while the probability of bring self-employed is strongly increasing with age. Third, we show that self-employed individuals have noticeably higher job satisfaction than the employed, so people's expressed wish to run their business cannot easily be written off as mistaken. We speculate on why so much entrepreneurial spirit lies dormant. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions|
|Journal or Publication Title:||EUROPEAN ECONOMIC REVIEW|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Number of Pages:||12|
|Page Range:||pp. 680-691|
|Title of Event:||15th Annual Congress of the European-Economic-Association|
|Location of Event:||BOLZANO, ITALY|
|Date(s) of Event:||AUG 30-SEP 02, 2000|
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