Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/55110
Authors: 
Link, Albert N.
Ruhm, Christopher J.
Year of Publication: 
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
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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