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Encountered Problems and Outcome Status in Nascent Entrepreneurship

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  • van Gelderen, A.M.
  • Patel, B.P.
  • Thurik, A.R.

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The relationship is investigated between outcome status and encountered problems in the business start-up process. Contrary to expectations, we find that starters do not differ from quitters in number and type of problems encountered, and that problems encountered generally do not affect outcome status. This Dutch research uses a design that is comparable to the U.S. PSED (Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics) in which a sample of 414 nascent entrepreneurs were followed over a three year period.

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Paper provided by Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), ERIM is the joint research institute of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) at Erasmus University Rotterdam in its series ERIM Report Series Research in Management with number ERS-2009-008-ORG.

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Date of creation: 23 Feb 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ems:eureri:14913

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