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Evolution de la création d’entreprises à Dunkerque (Nord-France) entre 1993 et 2005 Evolution of business creation in Dnkerque (North of France) between 1993 and 2005

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  • Sophie Boutillier


    (labrii, ULCO)

Ce document de travail retrace l’évolution de la création d’entreprises à Dunkerque entre 1993 et 2005, selon le concept du potentiel de ressources de l’entrepreneur. Alors que la grande industrie s’était développée à Dunkerque depuis les années 1960 avec le soutien de l’Etat, les stratégies de création d’entreprises répondent actuellement au besoin vital de créer son emploi. Aux réseaux institutionnels d’aide à la création d’entreprises, ces nouveaux entrepreneurs privilégient le soutien informel du réseau familial. La famille est importante car c’est généralement pour des raisons de proximité familiale que l’individu devient entrepreneur à Dunkerque. This working paper presents the evolution of business activity in Dunkerque between 1993 and 2005 according the concept of the resources potential of the entrepreneur. Since the 1960s, big companies have been developed thanks to public policy, while today today the objective of the entrepreneur is to create his job. If public policies aiming at the promotion of business activity exist, we observe that these new entrepreneurs prefer the informal aid of their family. Family plays an important role because it is generally by exploiting familial networks that the individual becomes an entrepreneur in Dunkerque.

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Paper provided by Laboratoire de Recherche sur l'Industrie et l'Innovation. ULCO / Research Unit on Industry and Innovation in its series Working Papers with number 193.

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Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2008
Publication status: Published in Cahiers du Lab.RII, September 2008
Handle: RePEc:rii:riidoc:193
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  1. Davidsson, Per & Honig, Benson, 2003. "The role of social and human capital among nascent entrepreneurs," Journal of Business Venturing, Elsevier, vol. 18(3), pages 301-331, May.
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