Encountered Problems and Outcome Status in Nascent Entrepreneurship

23 Pages Posted: 13 Mar 2009

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Marco van Gelderen

Massey University

Pankaj C. Patel

Ball State University - Department of Marketing and Management

Roy Thurik

Montpellier Business School; 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

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Date Written: 23 2009 2,

Abstract

The relationship is investigated between outcome status and encountered problems in the business start-up process. Contrary to expectations, we find that starters do not differ from quitters in number and type of problems encountered, and that problems encountered generally do not affect outcome status. This Dutch research uses a design that is comparable to the U.S. PSED (Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics) in which a sample of 414 nascent entrepreneurs were followed over a three year period.

Keywords: nascent-entrepreneurship, outcome-status, encountered-problems

JEL Classification: M13, O32, M, L26

Suggested Citation

Gelderen, Marco van and Patel, Pankaj C. and Thurik, Roy, Encountered Problems and Outcome Status in Nascent Entrepreneurship (23 2009 2,). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2009-008-ORG, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1358785

Marco van Gelderen (Contact Author)

Massey University ( email )

College of Business, School of Management
Albany Campus
Auckland
New Zealand

Pankaj C. Patel

Ball State University - Department of Marketing and Management ( email )

United States
765-285-3194 (Phone)

Roy Thurik

Montpellier Business School

France

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Centre for Advanced Small Business Economics (CASBEC) ( email )

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