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When Employees Leap to Self-Employment

Witte, Frederik LU (2014) In Lund University Dissertation
Abstract
The dissertation studies the determinants of self-employment entry through an economics of entrepreneurship lens, and examines two sources of data: 7 years of employer--employee matched panel data and a laboratory experiment. The results suggest that employees are more likely to take the leap to self-employment when they have their own business idea, and are employed in occupations with high wage variance.

These findings, based on randomized experiments, multilevel analysis, data mining, and model building, contribute to research on occupational choice, entrepreneurial decision making, and the mobility process into self-employment.
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author
supervisor
opponent
  • Prof. Dr. Van Praag, Mirjam, Copenhagen Business School
organization
publishing date
type
Thesis
publication status
published
subject
keywords
self-employment entry, occupational choice, idea creation, occupation, laboratory experiment, panel data, survival analysis, data mining, model, entrepreneurship
in
Lund University Dissertation
pages
300 pages
publisher
Lund University (Media-Tryck)
defense location
EC1:Crafoordsalen, Holger Crafoords Ekonomicentrum
defense date
2014-09-22 13:15
ISBN
978-91-7473-921-3
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
bffdbb49-132f-4b5a-8b04-941d2e2e0226 (old id 4448073)
alternative location
http://www.frederikwitte.com/
date added to LUP
2014-08-15 12:02:10
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2016-09-19 08:45:12
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These findings, based on randomized experiments, multilevel analysis, data mining, and model building, contribute to research on occupational choice, entrepreneurial decision making, and the mobility process into self-employment.},
  author       = {Witte, Frederik},
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  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {300},
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  school       = {Lund University},
  series       = {Lund University Dissertation},
  title        = {When Employees Leap to Self-Employment},
  year         = {2014},
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