Selection Effects in Entrepreneurship

Melillo, Francesca (2012) Selection Effects in Entrepreneurship. Tesi di Dottorato, LUISS Guido Carli, Department of Business and Management > PhD Program in Management (english language), tutor: Timothy B. Folta and Raffaele Oriani, p. 139. [Doctoral Thesis]

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My work is positioned within an emerging trend in entrepreneurial research which revises prior work by considering the impact of selection effects. Prior research on the individual-level determinants of start-up size, performance, and exit has ignored that individuals select into entrepreneurship and this might seriously bias our understanding of the post-entry process. I'm particularly well positioned to investigate the nature, the extent, and the consequences of these selection effects because I could access extraordinary data on the Swedish population, which allows me to incorporate information on individuals who were at risk but did not enter entrepreneurship. Yet, the overall contribution of my dissertation goes beyond flagging a selection problem and developing a method to cope with it. It comes up with reexamining and even questioning some of the most prominent theoretical explanations to fundamental issues in entrepreneurship, such as the notion of initial size, the liability of smallness, and the interplay between entrepreneurial performance and firm exit.

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Bibliografia: p. 133.

Item Type:Doctoral Thesis (PhD)
Research documents and activity classification:LUISS PhD Thesis
Divisions:Department of Business and Management > PhD Program in Management (english language)
Thesis Advisor:Folta, Timothy B. and Oriani, Raffaele
Additional Information:Dottorato di Ricerca in Management (XXIV ciclo), LUISS Guido Carli, Roma, 2012. Relatori: Prof. Timothy B. Folta e Prof. Raffaele Oriani.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Selection Effects. Start-up size. Performance. Exit.
MIUR Scientific Area:Area 13 - Economics and Statistics > SECS-P/08 Corporate Finance
Deposited By:Maria Teresa Nistico
Deposited On:08 Jun 2012 12:02
Last Modified:08 Jun 2012 12:02

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