Stuetzer, Michael and Goethner, Maximilian and Cantner, Uwe (2012): Do balanced skills help nascent entrepreneurs to make progress in the venture creation process? Published in: Economics Letters , Vol. 117, No. 1 (1. May 2012): pp. 186-188.
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We analyze longitudinal data on innovative start-up projects and apply Lazear’s jack-of-all-trades theory to investigate the effect of nascent entrepreneurs’ balanced skills on their progress in the venture creation process. Our results suggest that those nascent entrepreneurs who exhibit a sufficiently broad set of skills undertake more gestation activities towards an operational new venture. This supports the notion that a balanced skill set is an important determinant of entrepreneurial market entry.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Do balanced skills help nascent entrepreneurs to make progress in the venture creation process?|
|Keywords:||Nascent entrepreneurship; balanced skills; new venture creation|
|Subjects:||L - Industrial Organization > L2 - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior > L26 - Entrepreneurship
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J2 - Demand and Supply of Labor > J24 - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity
M - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting > M1 - Business Administration > M13 - New Firms; Startups
|Depositing User:||Michael Stützer|
|Date Deposited:||30. May 2012 01:13|
|Last Modified:||20. Feb 2013 02:47|
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