Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/142388
Authors: 
Xi, Guoqian
Block, Jörn
Lasch, Frank
Robert, Frank
Thurik, Roy
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 9949
Abstract: 
Our paper investigates how the type of work experience gained from prior paid employment influences the path to entrepreneurship. We distinguish between two distinct entrepreneurship entry modes: business takeover and new venture start-up. Using a large and rich French data set, we find that small firm experience increases the likelihood for business takeover, whereas management and same sector experience both increase the likelihood for new ventures. Our findings are relevant for policymakers aiming to improve the business transfer process.
Subjects: 
entrepreneurship entry mode
business takeover
new venture start-up
work experience
JEL: 
L26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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