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Entrepreneurial Interest, Vision and the Self-employment Choice Decision in UK Regions


  • Brian Ashcroft
  • Darryl Holden
  • Kenneth Low


Ashcroft B., Holden D. and Low K. Entrepreneurial interest, vision and the self-employment choice decision in UK regions, Regional Studies. This paper takes the standard model of self-employment choice and extends it to allow for differences in the potential for self-employment amongst employees. Four groups of entrepreneurs are hypothesized: actual, potential, latent, and non-entrepreneurs. Both the standard model and the 'sequential' model are estimated on a UK data set, allowing for both 'super' and standard region variations. The sequential model offers distinct advantages over the standard model. The results have implications for national and regional entrepreneurship policy because they reveal a clear distinction between the factors governing interest in entrepreneurship and those influencing start-up from within the interested group. [image omitted] Ashcroft B., Holden D. et Low K. L'esprit d'entreprise, la vision et le choix du travail independant dans les regions du R-U, Regional Studies. Le point de depart de cet article est le modele type du choix du travail independant, et on le developpe afin de tenir compte des differences quant aux qualites necessaires pour que les salaries puissent travailler a leur propre compte. On emet une hypothese relative a quatre groupes d'entrepreneurs: des entrepreneurs reels, potentiels, latents et autres. Le modele type et le modele 'sequentiel', tous les deux, sont estimes a partir d'un ensemble de donnees pour le R-U, qui tient compte des variations dans les regions 'super' et les regions type. Le modele sequentiel offre des avantages particuliers par rapport au modele type. Les resultats soulevent des implications pour les politiques nationale et regionale en faveur de l'esprit d'entreprise parce qu'ils laissent voir une distinction tres nette entre les facteurs qui influent sur l'interet pour l'esprit d'entreprise et ceux qui influent sur la creation d'entreprise au sein du groupe interesse. Travail independant Esprit d'entreprise Creation d'entreprise Politique regionale Ashcroft B., Holden D. und Low K. Interesse am Unternehmertum, unternehmerische Vision und die Entscheidung zur Selbststandigkeit in den Regionen Grossbritanniens, Regional Studies. In diesem Beitrag erweitern wir das Standardmodell der Entscheidung zur Selbststandigkeit, um die Unterschiede hinsichtlich der Potenziale von verschiedenen Angestellten zur Selbststandigkeit zu berucksichtigen. Es werden vier Gruppen von Unternehmern hypothetisiert: tatsachliche, potenzielle, latente und Nichtunternehmer. Anhand eines Datensatzes aus Grossbritannien werden sowohl das Standard- als auch das 'sequenzielle' Modell geschatzt, wobei die Abweichungen von 'Super'- und Standardregionen berucksichtigt werden. Das sequenzielle Modell bietet gegenuber dem Standardmodell klare Vorteile. Die Ergebnisse wirken sich auf die nationalen und regionalen Grundsatze zur Unternehmensforderung aus, denn sie zeigen einen klaren Unterschied zwischen den Faktoren, die sich auf das Interesse am Unternehmertum auswirken, und den Faktoren, die innerhalb der interessierten Gruppe eine Unternehmensgrundung beeinflussen. Selbststandigkeit Unternehmertum Firmengrundung Regionalpolitik Ashcroft B., Holden D. y Low K. Interes empresarial, vision y la opcion del empleo autonomo en las regiones britanicas, Regional Studies. En este articulo tomamos el modelo estandar de la opcion de empleo autonomo y lo ampliamos para tener en cuenta las diferencias en el potencial de trabajar por cuenta propia que tienen los empleados. Se muestran cuatro grupos de empresarios como hipotesis: empresarios actuales, potenciales, latentes y no empresarios. Se calculan tanto el modelo estandar como el modelo 'secuencial' en un conjunto de datos britanicos, teniendo en cuenta las variaciones regionales 'super' y estandar. El modelo secuencial ofrece distintas ventajas en comparacion con el modelo estandar. Los resultados afectan a la politica empresarial tanto nacional como regional porque ponen de relieve una clara distincion entre los factores que gobiernan el interes empresarial y los que influyen en la creacion de empresas dentro del grupo interesado. Empleo autonomo Interes empresarial Creacion de empresas Politica regional

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  • Brian Ashcroft & Darryl Holden & Kenneth Low, 2009. "Entrepreneurial Interest, Vision and the Self-employment Choice Decision in UK Regions," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 43(8), pages 1075-1090.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:43:y:2009:i:8:p:1075-1090
    DOI: 10.1080/00343400802070878

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    1. Erik Monsen & Prashanth Mahagaonkar & Christian Dienes, 2012. "Entrepreneurship in India: the question of occupational transition," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 39(2), pages 359-382, September.
    2. Kameliia Petrova, 2012. "Part-time entrepreneurship and financial constraints: evidence from the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 39(2), pages 473-493, September.


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