The Selectiveness of the Entrepreneurial Process

27 Pages Posted: 22 Dec 2011

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Udo Brixy

Government of the Federal Republic of Germany - Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Rolf Sternberg

Leibniz Universität Hannover

Heiko Stüber

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg-Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg

Date Written: January 2012

Abstract

This paper focuses on the phase before a firm is founded. Based upon cross‐sectional data from the German section of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor, the specific aims of the paper are to shed some light on the selection that takes place during the entrepreneurial process and to explain empirically the demographic and cognitive characteristics of (potential) entrepreneurs. The results reveal significant differences between common determinants of the different phases of the entrepreneurial process.

Suggested Citation

Brixy, Udo and Sternberg, Rolf and Stüber, Heiko, The Selectiveness of the Entrepreneurial Process (January 2012). Journal of Small Business Management, Vol. 50, Issue 1, pp. 105-131, 2012, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1975676 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-627X.2011.00346.x

Udo Brixy (Contact Author)

Government of the Federal Republic of Germany - Institute for Employment Research (IAB) ( email )

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Rolf Sternberg

Leibniz Universität Hannover ( email )

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D-30167 Hannover, 30167
Germany

Heiko Stüber

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg-Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg

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Erlangen, DE Bavaria 91054
Germany

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