Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/27091
Authors: 
Mueller, Pamela
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Freiberg working papers 2005,05
Abstract: 
This paper employs data from the German Socioeconomic Panel (GSOEP) and data from the German Social Insurance Statistics to study nascent entrepreneurship. In particular, micro data from the GSOEP characterizing employees and nascent entrepreneurs is combined with regional characteristics. Firstly, considering only the micro data the estimates imply that the potential drivers of nascent entrepreneurs are entrepreneurial experience, entrepreneurial learning, and parental self-employment. Secondly, accounting for regional characteristics, which measure the regional level of young and small firms or start-up activity, strongly indicate that regions with strong tradition in entrepreneurship are a breeding ground for nascent entrepreneurs.
Subjects: 
Entrepreneurship
self-employment
young and small firms
GSOEP
JEL: 
J23
M13
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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