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dc.contributor.authorMüller, Bettinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-08-12T07:26:13Z-
dc.date.available2009-08-12T07:26:13Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/27595-
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I analyse how individuals match for for the purpose of setting up a new firm. As a theoretical basis I use the O-ring theory introduced by Kremer (1993) and applied to new firms by Fabel (2004). The O-ring theory predicts that individuals segregate between firms according to their level of ability. Further, the theory implies that a higher average ability level within firms is positively related to both the number of individuals and capital per head. Using a rich employer-employee data set on the whole population of Danish firms founded in 1998 most of the predictions of the O-ring theory are rejected. I find that individuals do not match with individuals with the same level of ability. Furthermore, ability and firm size turn out to be negatively correlated. There is only some support for the hypothesis concerning the positive relationship between ability and capital per head.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 08-112en_US
dc.subject.jelM13en_US
dc.subject.jelL26en_US
dc.subject.jelD23en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEntrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordO-Ring Theoryen_US
dc.subject.keywordTheory Testen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensgründungen_US
dc.subject.stwGruppenarbeiten_US
dc.subject.stwMatchingen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwEinlageen_US
dc.subject.stwDänemarken_US
dc.titleMatching of Individuals for Start-Ups: A Test of the O-Ring Theoryen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn589796917en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:7502-
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