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The Link between the Entry Decision and Post-Entry Performance: Evidence from Italy

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  • Vivarelli, Marco
  • Audretsch, David

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This paper aims to link together entry decision and post-entry performance. It relies on a database of 100 new Italian firms to link post-entry performance to the original factors that shaped the decision to start a new firm. The evidence suggests that those motivations underlying the decision to start a new firm do not have a neutral influence on post-entry performance. Rather, an innovative motivation and certain traditional economic factors tend to be related to a superior post-entry performance. The same seems also to be true for background push-factors such as the previous employment position. Copyright 1998 by Oxford University Press.

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  • Vivarelli, Marco & Audretsch, David, 1998. "The Link between the Entry Decision and Post-Entry Performance: Evidence from Italy," Industrial and Corporate Change, Oxford University Press, vol. 7(3), pages 485-500, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:oup:indcch:v:7:y:1998:i:3:p:485-500
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