Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/121285
Authors: 
Fritsch, Michael
Wyrwich, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Jena Economic Research Papers 2015-008
Abstract: 
We explore the role of different types of self-employment for a persistence of the regional level of entrepreneurship over time. Our analysis for West German regions shows relatively strong effects for the historical self- employment rate in the non-agricultural sector, particularly in knowledge- intensive industries on current levels of new business formation. While self-employment by males shows a statistically significant relationship, the self-employment rate of females remains statistically insignificant. Also, no statistically significant effect can be found for the share of homeworkers that can be regarded a rather weak form of entrepreneurship.
Subjects: 
entrepreneurship
entrepreneurship culture
new business formation
persistence
self-employment
JEL: 
L26
R11
O11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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