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  • Poschke, Markus

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    (McGill University)

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"Entrepreneurs out of necessity" identified by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor survey are a sizeable group across countries. They tend to have low education, run smaller firms, expect their firms to grow less, but are likely to stay in the market. This evidence is a challenge for existing theories of heterogeneous firms.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 4893.

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Length: 15 pages
Date of creation: Apr 2010
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Publication status: published in: Applied Economics Letters, 2013, 20 (7), 658-663
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp4893

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  1. Poschke, Markus, 2013. "Who becomes an entrepreneur? Labor market prospects and occupational choice," Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control, Elsevier, vol. 37(3), pages 693-710.
  2. Jolanda Hessels & Peter van der Zwan, 2013. "Start-up motivation and (in)voluntary exit," Scales Research Reports H201309, EIM Business and Policy Research.
  3. Bögenhold, Dieter & Fachinger, Uwe, 2013. "Weibliche Solo-Selbstständigkeit zwischen Notwendigkeit und Innovationsherausforderung: Beobachtungen über Geschlecht und Unternehmertum in Deutschland
    [Female Solo-Self-Employment Between Necess
    ," MPRA Paper 51460, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  4. Ashantha Ranasinghe, 2012. "Property Rights, Extortion and the Misallocation of Talent," 2012 Meeting Papers 293, Society for Economic Dynamics.
  5. Haywood, Luke & Falco, Paolo, 2013. "Entrepreneurship versus Joblessness - Explaining the Rise in Self-Employment," Annual Conference 2013 (Duesseldorf): Competition Policy and Regulation in a Global Economic Order 80016, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
  6. Poschke, Markus, 2013. "The Decision to Become an Entrepreneur and the Firm Size Distribution: A Unifying Framework for Policy Analysis," IZA Discussion Papers 7757, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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