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Title:Creativity and the family tree: Human capital endowments and the propensity of entrepreneurs to patent PDF Logo
Authors:Link, Albert N.
Ruhm, Christopher J.
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5988
Abstract:In this paper we show that the patenting behavior of creative entrepreneurs is correlated with the patenting behavior of their fathers, which we refer to as a source of the entrepreneurs' human capital endowments. Our argument for this relationship follows from established theories of developmental creativity, and our empirical analysis is based on survey data collected from MIT's Technology Review winners.
Subjects:patents
entrepreneurship
human capital endowments
JEL:J24
O31
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-20111011227
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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