Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/81511
Authors: 
Folta, Timothy B.
Delmar, Frédéric
Wennberg, Karl
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
IFN Working Paper 825
Abstract: 
In contrast to previous efforts to model the individual’s movement from wage work into entrepreneurship, we consider that individuals might transition incrementally by retaining their wage job while entering into self-employment. We show that these hybrid entrepreneurs represent a significant share of all entrepreneurial activity. Theoretical arguments are proposed to suggest why hybrid entrants are distinct from self-employment entrants, and why hybrid entry may facilitate subsequent entry into full self-employment. We demonstrate that there are significant theoretical and empirical consequences for this group and our understanding of self-employment entry and labor market dynamics. Using matched employee-employer data over eight years, we test the model on a population of Swedish wage earners in the knowledge-intensive sector.
Subjects: 
Hybrid entrepreneurship
Self-employment
Labour market dynamics
Transition determinants
Employee-employer data
JEL: 
H39
J24
L26
Document Type: 
Working Paper

Files in This Item:
File
Size
3.45 MB





Items in EconStor are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.