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Autoren: 
Folta, Timothy B.
Delmar, Frédéric
Wennberg, Karl
Datum: 
2010
Schriftenreihe/Nr.: 
IFN Working Paper No. 825
Zusammenfassung: 
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.
Schlagwörter: 
Hybrid entrepreneurship
Self-employment
Labour market dynamics
Transition determinants
Employee-employer data
JEL: 
H39
J24
L26
Dokumentart: 
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