Krabel, Stefan Siegel, Donald S. Slavtchev, Viktor
Year of Publication:
Jena economic research papers 2009,026
We conjecture that the mobility of academic scientists increases the propensity of such agents to engage in academic entrepreneurship. Our empirical analysis is based on a survey of researchers at the Max Planck Society in Germany. We find that mobile scientists are more likely to become nascent entrepreneurs. Thus, it appears that citizenship and foreign-education are important determinants of the early stages of academic entrepreneurship.
Academic Entrepreneurship Human Capital Scientific Mobility Knowledge Transfer Immigrant Entrepreneurship