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Entrepreneurship and Arts Related Education

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  • Daghbashyan, Zara

    () (CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, Royal Institute of Technology)

  • Hårsman, Björn

    () (CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, Royal Institute of Technology)

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to improve understanding of the observed high level of entrepreneurship among arts graduates. Specifically, the entrepreneurship rates of university graduates in the arts, architecture and engineering are compared. The occupational choice model applied has three options: wage employment, owning and a combination of the two. The utility function governing the choice includes income as well as an indicator of the disutility resulting from differences between the skills required and the skills supplied. The model implies that an alternative providing a better match might be preferred to one providing a higher income. Using Swedish data, this paper shows that the possibility of using artistic skills has stronger impact on the choice of occupation than income considerations.

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  • Daghbashyan, Zara & Hårsman, Björn, 2012. "Entrepreneurship and Arts Related Education," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 295, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
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    1. Andersson , Åke E. & Andersson , David E. & Daghbashyan, Zara & Hårsman, Björn, 2013. "Spatial Clustering Of Artists," INDEK Working Paper Series 2013/2, Royal Institute of Technology, Department of Industrial Economics and Management.
    2. Hårsman, Björn & Mattsson, Lars-Göran, 2017. "Resolving the entrepreneurship puzzle: Applying Fréchet distributions to Lazear’s occupational choice model," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 458, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, revised 22 Feb 2018.
    3. Andersson, Åke E. & Andersson, David Emanuel & Daghbashyan, Zara & Hårsman, Björn, 2014. "Location and spatial clustering of artists," Regional Science and Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 47(C), pages 128-137.
    4. Hårsman, Björn & Mattsson, Lars-Göran & Hovsepyan, Vardan, 2017. "The income return to entrepreneurship – theoretical model and outcomes for Swedish regions," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 463, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.

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    Keywords

    Arts graduates; education; occupational choice;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • M53 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Training
    • M54 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Personnel Economics - - - Labor Management

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