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Entrepreneurial aspirations, motivations, and their drivers

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  • Jolanda Hessels
  • Marco Gelderen
  • Roy Thurik

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  • Jolanda Hessels & Marco Gelderen & Roy Thurik, 2008. "Entrepreneurial aspirations, motivations, and their drivers," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 31(3), pages 323-339, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:31:y:2008:i:3:p:323-339
    DOI: 10.1007/s11187-008-9134-x
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    Keywords

    Entrepreneurial motivations; Entrepreneurial aspirations; Global Entrepreneurship Monitor; H50; L21; L26; M13;
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    JEL classification:

    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
    • L21 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Business Objectives of the Firm
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups

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