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Growth-orientation of nascent entrepreneurs (in Finnish with English summary)

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  • Pajarinen, Mika
  • Rouvinen, Petri
  • Ylä-Anttila, Pekka

This report studies Finnish growth-orientated nascent entrepreneurship on the basis of an extensive computer-aided telephone survey. The findings suggest that growth-orientated entrepreneurs are typically well-educated men with a technical degree; they have prior managerial and/or entrepreneurial experience; they are risk-takers; and they have had a high (prior) paid-employment income. The proportion of growth-oriented businesses is the highest in knowledge-intensive business services. Growth businesses are already initially larger : they have more initial capital and larger numbers of both founders and employees. They also engage in innovation activities and own intangible assets as well as are more frequently orientated towards international markets. A part of research conducted for the Entrepreneurship Policy Programme. Also available as the Ministry of Trade and Industry Publication 29/2006.

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Paper provided by The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy in its series Discussion Papers with number 1052.

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Length: 77 pages
Date of creation: 2006
Handle: RePEc:rif:dpaper:1052
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