Encountered Problems and Outcome Status in Nascent Entrepreneurship

21 Pages Posted: 3 Jan 2011

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Marco van Gelderen

Massey University

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

Pankaj C. Patel

Ball State University - Department of Marketing and Management

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Date Written: December 29, 2010

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Gelderen, Marco van and Thurik, Roy and Patel, Pankaj C., Encountered Problems and Outcome Status in Nascent Entrepreneurship (December 29, 2010). Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 49, Issue 1, pp. 71-91, 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1733781 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-627X.2010.00315.x

Marco van Gelderen

Massey University ( email )

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

Roy Thurik

Montpellier Business School

France

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Pankaj C. Patel

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

United States
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