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Business startup motives and satisfaction among Swedish selfemployed

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  • Birgitta Eriksson
  • Patrik Larsson
  • Mark Saruckij
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    This article investigates if satisfaction with being selfemployed is affected by whether the decision to become selfemployed has been made by choice or by force. After a literature review, the hypothesis was that pull factors lead to higher satisfaction than push factors among the selfemployed. A survey answered by 1040 selfemployed (62% of the sample), shows interesting results since both groups of startup motives lead to equally high levels of satisfaction. These results support a government's strategy to encourage and stimulate people to start a business both in times of economic recession and unemployment as well as during economic prosperity.

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    Article provided by Inderscience Enterprises Ltd in its journal World Review of Entrepreneurship, Management and Sustainable Development.

    Volume (Year): 2 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 4 ()
    Pages: 295-308

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    Handle: RePEc:ids:wremsd:v:2:y:2006:i:4:p:295-308

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    Keywords: self-employment; entrepreneurship; business startups; motivation; satisfaction; push factors; pull factors; Sweden; new ventures.;

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