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Does Labor Diversity Promote Entrepreneurship?

  • Marianna Marino

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    (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne,)

  • Pierpaolo Parrotta

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    (Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University, Denmark)

  • Dario Pozzoli

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    (Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University, Denmark)

We find evidence that workforce educational diversity promotes entrepreneurial behavior of employees as well as the formation of new firms, whereas diversity in demographics hinders transitions to selfemployment. Ethnic diversity favors entrepreneurship in financial and business services.

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Paper provided by School of Economics and Management, University of Aarhus in its series Economics Working Papers with number 2012-04.

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Date of creation: 04 Jan 2012
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Handle: RePEc:aah:aarhec:2012-04
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