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Allocation and Productivity of Time in New Ventures of Female and Male Entrepreneurs

  • Verheul, I.
  • Carree, M.A.
  • Thurik, A.R.

[Please note that there exists an updated version of this publication at http://hdl.handle.net/1765/8989] This study investigates the factors explaining the number of hours invested in new ventures, making a distinction between the effect of preference for work time versus leisure time and that of productivity of work time. Using data of 1247 Dutch entrepreneurs, we find that time invested in the business is determined by various aspects of human, financial and social capital, availability of other income, outsourcing, side activities and gender. We show that some of the identified factors relate to preferences and others to productivity. Women appear to invest less time in the business as a result of a range of indirect productivity effects.

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Paper provided by Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM), ERIM is the joint research institute of the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Erasmus School of Economics (ESE) at Erasmus University Rotterdam in its series ERIM Report Series Research in Management with number 7178.

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