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Does Labor Diversity Promote Entrepreneurship?

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  • Marianna Marino

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    (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne,)

  • Pierpaolo Parrotta

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    (Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University, Denmark)

  • Dario Pozzoli

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    (Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University, Denmark)

Abstract

We find evidence that workforce educational diversity promotes entrepreneurial behavior of employees as well as the formation of new firms, whereas diversity in demographics hinders transitions to selfemployment. Ethnic diversity favors entrepreneurship in financial and business services.

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Paper provided by School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus in its series Economics Working Papers with number 2012-04.

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Length: 10
Date of creation: 04 Jan 2012
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Handle: RePEc:aah:aarhec:2012-04

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Keywords: Labor diversity; entrepreneurship; transitions to self-employment;

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Cited by:
  1. Nathan, Max, 2013. "The Wider Economic Impacts of High-Skilled Migrants: A Survey of the Literature," IZA Discussion Papers 7653, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Dirk Dohse & Robert Gold, 2013. "Measuring Cultural Diversity at a Regional Level," WWWforEurope Working Papers series 10, WWWforEurope.
  3. Parrotta, Pierpaolo & Pozzoli, Dario & Sala, Davide, 2014. "Ethnic Diversity and Firms' Export Behavior," Discussion Papers of Business and Economics 2/2014, Department of Business and Economics, University of Southern Denmark.
  4. Thomas Kemeny, 2013. "Immigrant Diversity and Economic Development in Cities: A Critical Review," SERC Discussion Papers 0149, Spatial Economics Research Centre, LSE.

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