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Innovative entrepreneurship as a way to meet professional dissatisfactions


  • Jean Bonnet

    (University of Caen Basse-Normandie - CREM-CNRS, France)

  • Thomas Brau

    (University of Caen Basse-Normandie - CREM-CNRS, France)

  • Antonia Guijarro Madrid

    (Associate professor Accounting and Finance Department, Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT). Spain)


The creation of an innovative firm as a way to remedy the professional dissatisfactions of salaried people has been evoked early in the literature (Shapero 1975, 1977). In this paper, while covering the « elementary components » of global dissatisfactions we focus on eight specific fields: creativity, intellectual stimulation and variety related to the expression of intellectual capacities ; management, independence, prestige characterizing the attachment to executive job ; altruism and tangible work related to the purpose of work (helping others and getting concrete results of one’s labor). Results show that the creation of innovative firms takes place as an effective way to solve in some fields « what was not going well » in the salaried work. These results make it possible to detect profiles of salaried people looking for professional change who might be interested by the wide possibilities offered by the innovative firm for their choice of new orientations.

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  • Jean Bonnet & Thomas Brau & Antonia Guijarro Madrid, 2011. "Innovative entrepreneurship as a way to meet professional dissatisfactions," Economics Working Paper Archive (University of Rennes 1 & University of Caen) 201121, Center for Research in Economics and Management (CREM), University of Rennes 1, University of Caen and CNRS.
  • Handle: RePEc:tut:cremwp:201121

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    1. Sander Wennekers & Andre van Stel & Niels Noorderhaven & Roy Thurik, 2004. "The Role Of Dissatisfaction And Per Capita Income In Explaining Self-Employment Across 15 European Countries," Papers on Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy 2004-11, Max Planck Institute of Economics, Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group.
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    Innovative entrepreneurship; Psychology of the entrepreneur; Job satisfaction; Professional dissatisfactions; Professional values;

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    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship

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