Allocation and Productivity of Time in New Ventures of Female and Male Entrepreneurs
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Erasmus School of Economics (ESE); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM)
Martin A. Carree
University of Maastricht - Department of Organization & Strategy
Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Centre for Advanced Small Business Economics (CASBEC); Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM); EIM Netherlands - Business and Policy Research; Tinbergen Institute
19 2005, 12
ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2005-082-ORG
[Please note that there exists an updated version of this publication at http://hdl.handle.net/1765/8989] This study investigates the factors explaining the number of hours invested in new ventures, making a distinction between the effect of preference for work time versus leisure time and that of productivity of work time. Using data of 1247 Dutch entrepreneurs, we find that time invested in the business is determined by various aspects of human, financial and social capital, availability of other income, outsourcing, side activities and gender. We show that some of the identified factors relate to preferences and others to productivity. Women appear to invest less time in the business as a result of a range of indirect productivity effects.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 30
Keywords: Time Allocation, New Ventures, Gender
JEL Classification: M, M13, O32working papers series
Date posted: May 17, 2006
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