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¿El empresario nace o se hace? Educación y empresarialidad en la España Contemporánea

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  • Tortella, Gabriel
  • Quiroga, Gloria
  • Moral-Arce, Ignacio
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    This article studies the possible effect that education may have upon entrepreneurial success. It uses two data bases, one for Spanish, the other for English entrepreneurs. By means of statistical and econometric analysis, we examine the effects on entrepreneurial behaviour of a series of variables, several relating to education. We compare the Spanish with the English sample. The main conclusions are: education indeed has a considerable bearing upon entrepreneurial success; this bearing is much more evident in the English than in the Spanish samples; both educational systems are quite different; and, lastly, family income seems to have little effect either on entrepreneurial success or on the studies of future entrepreneurs.

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    Article provided by Cambridge University Press in its journal Revista de Historia Económica.

    Volume (Year): 29 (2011)
    Issue (Month): 01 (March)
    Pages: 123-153

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    Handle: RePEc:cup:reveco:v:29:y:2011:i:01:p:123-153_00
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