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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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An Analysis of Regional Economic Growth in the U.S. Midwest

Daniel C. Monchuk, John A. Miranowski, Dermot J. Hayes and Bruce A. Babcock.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Household Analysis; Entrepreneurship; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Public Economics; Agricultural Economics. 9448 words.

In this paper, we examine more closely some of the forces that underlie economic growth at the county level. In an effort to describe a much more comprehensive regional economic growth...

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Capital constraints and the performance of entrepreneurial firms in Vietnam

Hien Thu Tran and Enrico Santarelli.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

June 2014; p ublished online August 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Entrepreneurship; Investment Banking; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 13747 words.

Entrepreneurship has been among the key driving forces of the emergence of a dynamic private sector during the recent decades in Vietnam. This article addresses for Vietnam the questions...

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Choice of Enterprise Form: Spain, 1886–1936

Timothy W Guinnane and Susana Mart�nez-Rodr�guez.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

March 2018; p ublished online January 2018 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Entrepreneurship; Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics; Growth and Fluctuations; Economic Development. 10560 words.


Every new firm selects a legal form. Organizing as a corporation, a limited company, or a partnership shapes the firm’s access to capital markets, its...

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Competence and commitment: employer size and entrepreneurial endurance

Jesper B. Sørensen and Damon J. Phillips.

in Industrial and Corporate Change

October 2011; p ublished online June 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Production and Organizations. 9709 words.

Most entrepreneurs emanate from established firms, but the impact of these employment histories on entrepreneurial outcomes is poorly understood. We argue that work experiences in the prior...

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The Consequences of Entrepreneurial Finance: Evidence from Angel Financings

William R. Kerr, Josh Lerner and Antoinette Schoar.

in The Review of Financial Studies

January 2014; p ublished online October 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Investment Banking; Entrepreneurship; Business and Management; Technological Change; Research and Development. 15205 words.

This article documents the fact that ventures funded by two successful angel groups experience superior outcomes to rejected ventures: They have improved survival, exits, employment,...

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Constructing entrepreneurial advantage: consensus building, technological uncertainty and emerging industries

Nichola Lowe and Maryann Feldman.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

July 2008; p ublished online July 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Entrepreneurship; Technological Change; Research and Development; Economic Development. 11554 words.

In 1976, Cambridge, MA, and Berkeley, CA, responded to concerns about the environmental effects of recombinant DNA by adopting identical biosafety ordinances. This paper explores the...

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Discovering and creating opportunities

Paul Westhead and Mike Wright.

in Entrepreneurship

November 2013; p ublished online November 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Economic History. 4568 words.

‘Discovering and creating opportunities’ looks at a number of successful entrepreneurs to illustrate how their paths to entrepreneurship have been different. What is the function of an...

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Do Measures of Financial Constraints Measure Financial Constraints?

Joan Farre-Mensa and Alexander Ljungqvist.

in The Review of Financial Studies

February 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economics; Corporate Governance; Bankruptcy; Money and Interest Rates; Monetary Policy, Central Banking, and the Supply of Money and Credit; Entrepreneurship. 17614 words.

Financial constraints are fundamental to empirical research in finance and economics. We propose two tests to evaluate how well measures of financial constraints actually capture...

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Drivers of Entrepreneurship and Post-entry Performance of Newborn Firms in Developing Countries

Francesco Quatraro and Marco Vivarelli.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2015; p ublished online November 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Economic Development. 12531 words.

The aim of this paper is to provide an updated survey of the “state of the art” in entrepreneurial studies with a particular focus on developing countries (DCs). In particular, the concept...

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