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The entrepreneurial decision: Theories, determinants and constraints

  • Daniela Grieco

    (CESPRI - Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.)

The pervasiveness of the entrepreneurial phenomenon attracts the attention on the determinants of the decision of becoming entrepreneur. As the entrepreneurial decision can be additionally conceived as firm entry, as a real business investment in the creation of a new business and as a career choice in favour of self-employment, the literature about entrepreneurship is integrated with industrial organization, financial economics and labour economics approaches to identify contextual and personal determinants. Finally, an analysis of the constraints that limit the entrepreneurial decision is carried out.

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Paper provided by KITeS, Centre for Knowledge, Internationalization and Technology Studies, Universita' Bocconi, Milano, Italy in its series KITeS Working Papers with number 200.

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Length: pages 42
Date of creation: May 2007
Date of revision: May 2007
Handle: RePEc:cri:cespri:wp200
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