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Who creates jobs in transition economies? The role of entrepreneurial risk preferences

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  • Muzaffarjon Ahunov

    () (Endicott College of International Studies)

  • Dilnovoz Abdurazzakova

    () (Westminster International University in Tashkent)

  • Nurmukhammad Yusupov

    () (Solbridge International School of Business)

Abstract

Entrepreneurs create jobs, but hiring outsiders is a risky decision. In this paper, using a large cross-country survey data, we find that more risk-tolerant entrepreneurs indeed tend to hire outside labor. However, the relationship between risk tolerance and likelihood of hiring appears to be non-monotonic in transition economies. We offer both demand and supply side explanations for this result, which has important policy implications.

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  • Muzaffarjon Ahunov & Dilnovoz Abdurazzakova & Nurmukhammad Yusupov, 2019. "Who creates jobs in transition economies? The role of entrepreneurial risk preferences," Economics Bulletin, AccessEcon, vol. 39(3), pages 1876-1886.
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    Keywords

    entrepreneurs; risk preferences; demand for labor; hiring;
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    JEL classification:

    • J2 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor
    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior

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