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Proprietorship Formations and U.S. Job Growth

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  • Shrestha, Sundar S.

    (PA State U)

  • Goetz, Stephan J.

    (PA State U)

  • Rupasingha, Anil

    (NM State U)

Abstract

Despite the surging interest in entrepreneurship as an economic development strategy, studies of the independent relationship between proprietorship formations and job growth are virtually non-existent. We find that self-employment or proprietorship rates are associated with faster job growth in the wage-and-salary sector, and the effect is statistically significant. The relative magnitude of this effect varies with the business cycle, being stronger during economic expansions and weaker during contractions. Further, the effect is stronger in metropolitan than in non-metropolitan counties.

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Article provided by Southern Regional Science Association in its journal Review of Regional Studies.

Volume (Year): 37 (2007)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 146-68

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Handle: RePEc:rre:publsh:v:37:y:2007:i:2:p:146-68

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Keywords: Business Cycle; Contraction; Cycle; Expansion; Self Employment;

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  1. Willis, David B. & Boys, Kathryn A. & Hughs, David W. & Swindall, Devin C., 2012. "Evaluating the Determinants of Self-Employed Income Across Regional Economies: A Case-Study of the U.S. Southeast," 2012 Annual Meeting, August 12-14, 2012, Seattle, Washington 124912, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  2. Swindall, Devin C. & Willis, David B. & Boys, Kathryn A. & Hughes, David W., 2011. "The Determinants of Self-Employed Income in a Regional Economy," 2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 103957, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association.
  3. Strauss, Jack, 2013. "The Economic Gains to Colorado of Amendment 66," MPRA Paper 49928, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Heather M. Stephens & Mark D. Partridge, 2011. "Do Entrepreneurs Enhance Economic Growth in Lagging Regions?," Growth and Change, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, vol. 42(4), pages 431-465, December.
  5. Goetz, Stephan J. & Fleming, David A. & Rupasingha, Anil, 2012. "The Economic Impacts of Self-Employment," Journal of Agricultural and Applied Economics, Southern Agricultural Economics Association, vol. 44(03), August.
  6. Sierdjan Koster, 2011. "Individual foundings and organizational foundings: their effect on employment growth in The Netherlands," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 36(4), pages 485-501, May.
  7. Goetz, Stephan J. & Partridge, Mark D. & Deller, Steven C. & Fleming, David A., 2010. "Evaluating U.S. Rural Entrepreneurship Policy," Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy, Mid-Continent Regional Science Association, vol. 40(1).
  8. Maureen Kilkenny, 2010. "Urban/Regional Economics And Rural Development," Journal of Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 50(1), pages 449-470.

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