What happens to nascent entrepreneurs? An econometric analysis of the PSED.
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This article follows the progress of a large and nationally representative sample of American nascent entrepreneurs – identified in the initial interview of the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED) – over the next 12 months of the panel. We develop a novel theoretical framework based on maximisation of expected utility and the value of waiting, and estimate it to reveal which personal and economic characteristics are associated with venture start-up – and which are associated with remaining a nascent entrepreneur, or giving up entirely. The value of waiting turns out to play a key role in helping us understand what happens to nascent entrepreneurs. We discuss the implications of our results for entrepreneurs, lenders, business start-up support agencies and policy-makers.
|Research Areas:||Middlesex University Schools and Centres > Business School > Economics and International Development|
|Citations on ISI Web of Science:||18|
|Deposited On:||02 Dec 2008 14:55|
|Last Modified:||12 May 2014 15:32|
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