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Habitual entrepreneurs in the making: how labour market rigidity and employment affects entrepreneurial re-entry

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posted on 15.02.2018, 14:46 by Kun FuKun Fu, Anne-Sophie Larsson, Karl Wennberg
We investigate the impact of country-level labour market regulations on the re-entry decision of experienced entrepreneurs, whereby they become habitual entrepreneurs. Multilevel logit models on entry decisions among 15,709 individuals in 29 European countries show that labour market regulations have a positive influence on the decision to re-enter into entrepreneurship. This positive impact is stronger among individuals holding wage jobs at the time of re-entry compared to those that do not. Our results indicate that novice and habitual entrepreneurs may respond very differently to labour market rigidity. We discuss and provide tentative explanations for these differences, and outline potential policy implications.

History

School

  • Loughborough University London

Published in

Small Business Economics

Volume

51

Issue

2

Pages

465 - 482

Citation

FU, K., LARSSON, A-S., and WENNBERG, K., 2018. Habitual entrepreneurs in the making: how labour market rigidity and employment affects entrepreneurial re-entry. Small Business Economics, 51 (2), pp.465–482.

Publisher

Springer Verlag © The Author(s)

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VoR (Version of Record)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Acceptance date

12/02/2018

Publication date

2018-03-06

Notes

This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Springer under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

ISSN

0921-898X

eISSN

1573-0913

Language

en