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dc.contributor.authorKoellinger, Philippen_US
dc.contributor.authorMinniti, Mariaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:47:20Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:47:20Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18467-
dc.description.abstractUsing a sample obtained from a survey conducted in the United States during summer 2002, we study the variables related to observed differences in the rate of entrepreneurial involvement between black and white Americans. We find strong evidence that differences in subjective and often biased perceptions are highly associated with entrepreneurial propensity across these two racial groups. In addition, we find that black Americans tend to exhibit more optimistic perceptions of their business environment than other racial groups and are more likely than others to attempt starting a business. In fact, our results show that blacks are almost twice as likely as whites to try starting a business. Thus, our results suggest that the under representation of black Americans among established entrepreneurs is not due to lack of trying but may instead be due to stronger barriers to entry and higher failure rates.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDIW-Diskussionspapiere 574en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelM13en_US
dc.subject.jelD01en_US
dc.subject.jelJ23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEntrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordBlack Entrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordMinority Entrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordNascent Entrepreneurshipen_US
dc.titleNot for Lack of Trying: American Entrepreneurship in Black and Whiteen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn510326056en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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