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Ability or Finances as Constraints on Entrepreneurship? Evidence from Survival Rates in a Natural Experiment

Steffen Andersen and Kasper Meisner Nielsen.

in The Review of Financial Studies

December 2012; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Entrepreneurship; Business and Management. 11199 words.

We use a natural experiment in Denmark to test the hypothesis that aspiring entrepreneurs face financial constraints because of low entrepreneurial quality. We identify 304 constrained...

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The Bright Side of Corporate Diversification: Evidence from Internal Labor Markets

Geoffrey Tate and Liu Yang.

in The Review of Financial Studies

August 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Demand and Supply of Labour; Mergers and Acquisitions; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies. 21502 words.

We document differences in human-capital deployment between diversified and focused firms. We find that diversified firms have higher labor productivity and that they redeploy labor to...

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The Changing of the Boards: The Impact on Firm Valuation of Mandated Female Board Representation

Kenneth R. Ahern and Amy K. Dittmar.

in The Quarterly Journal of Economics

February 2012; p ublished online January 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Particular Labour Markets; Mergers and Acquisitions; Corporate Regulation. 16559 words.

In 2003, a new law required that 40% of Norwegian firms' directors be women—at the time only 9% of directors were women. We use the prequota cross-sectional variation in female board...

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Characterising deindustrialisation: An analysis of changes in manufacturing employment and output internationally

Fiona Tregenna.

in Cambridge Journal of Economics

May 2009; p ublished online November 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment; Manufacturing; Economic Development. 13049 words.

Deindustrialisation is typically conceptualised as a decline in manufacturing as a share of total employment. From a Kaldorian perspective deindustrialisation could have negative...

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The Economics of Super Managers

Nina Baranchuk, Glenn MacDonald and Jun Yang.

in The Review of Financial Studies

October 2011; p ublished online August 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Demand and Supply of Labour; Wages, Compensation, and Labour Costs; Human Resource Management. 21276 words.

We study a competitive model in which managers differ in ability and choose unobservable effort. Each firm chooses its size, how able a manager is to hire, and managerial compensation. The...

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Experimentation and the Returns to Entrepreneurship

Gustavo Manso.

in The Review of Financial Studies

September 2016; p ublished online April 2016 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Demand and Supply of Labour. 7652 words.

Previous studies have argued that entrepreneurs earn less and bear more risk than salaried workers with otherwise similar characteristics. In a simple model of entrepreneurship, I show that...

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Firm Dynamics, Productivity Growth, and Job Creation in Developing Countries: The Role of Micro- and Small Enterprises

Yue Li and Martín Rama.

in The World Bank Research Observer

February 2015; p ublished online January 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance; Demand and Supply of Labour; Production and Organizations; Economic Growth and Aggregate Productivity; Entrepreneurship; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour. 12358 words.

The conventional wisdom on firm dynamics, productivity growth, and job creation in developing countries is based on data that, by design, excludes a vast number of micro- and small...

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From Russia with love: the impact of relocated firms on incumbent survival

Oliver Falck, Christina Guenther, Stephan Heblich and William R. Kerr.

in Journal of Economic Geography

May 2013; p ublished online October 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Economic Development; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Taxation, Subsidies, and Revenue; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 13453 words.

We identify the impact of local firm concentration on incumbent performance in a historic setting that has quasi-experimental characteristics. When Germany was divided after World War II,...

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Global destruction networks, labour and waste

Andrew Herod, Graham Pickren, Al Rainnie and Susan McGrath Champ.

in Journal of Economic Geography

March 2014; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Demand and Supply of Labour; Capitalist Systems; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Economic Methodology. 11815 words.

Analysis of waste has largely focused on the physical transformation of commodities at the ends of their lives. This has led to a discourse of ongoingness in which the re-use of...

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How Do CEOs Matter? The Effect of Industry Expertise on Acquisition Returns

Cláudia Custódio and Daniel Metzger.

in The Review of Financial Studies

August 2013; p ublished online June 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Corporate Governance; Mergers and Acquisitions; Demand and Supply of Labour; Economics. 20407 words.

This paper shows how chief executive officer (CEO) characteristics affect the performance of acquirers in diversifying takeovers. When the acquirer's CEO has previous experience in the...

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