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Middle-Class Entrepreneurship and the Effect of Social Capital

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  • Xavier Ordenana
  • Elizabeth Arteaga

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This paper surveys Ecuadorian entrepreneurs to ascertain the differences between middle-class and upper-class entrepreneurs and identify the variables associated with the “success” of a business. The paper also explores the variables that can determine the probability of upward intergenerational mobility. The paper finds that, although the level of social capital among Ecuadorian entrepreneurs is weak, it positively affects the chances of being a dynamic entrepreneur.

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  • Xavier Ordenana & Elizabeth Arteaga, 2012. "Middle-Class Entrepreneurship and the Effect of Social Capital," Research Department Publications 4801, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department.
  • Handle: RePEc:idb:wpaper:4801
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    1. Roxana Gutiérrez & Luciana Méndez, 2017. "Does inequality foster or hinder the growth of entrepreneurship in the long-run?," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 17-10, Instituto de Economía - IECON.

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    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups

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