Article

Start-ups and Entry Barriers: Small and Medium-Sized Firms Population Dynamics

Zoltan J. Acs

in The Oxford Handbook of Entrepreneurship

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9780199546992
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199546992.003.0008

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management C

 Start-ups and Entry Barriers: Small and Medium-Sized Firms Population Dynamics

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Business and Management
  • Business and Government
  • Organizational Theory and Behaviour

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Entrepreneurship is about people in their roles as identifiers of opportunities and the exploiters of opportunities. Moreover, recent theories of opportunity have shed light on the role of knowledge, knowledge spillovers, human capital, agglomeration of knowledge, and similar spatial structures as being the key to entrepreneurship. This article focuses on the age of the establishment as measured by new-firm entry as the operational variable in entrepreneurship and discusses what variables are important in determining entry. The focus in this article is on the role of human capital as a barrier to entry and suggests that the lack of education is the greatest barrier to entry.

Keywords: start-ups; entry barriers; small-size firms; medium-size firms; population dynamics; human capital; entrepreneurship

Article.  12389 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Business and Government ; Organizational Theory and Behaviour

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.