Dealing with Heterogeneity Problems and Causal Effect Estimation in Entrepreneurship Research

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Per Davidsson

Queensland University of Technology - Brisbane Graduate School of Business

Frédéric Delmar

Lund University School of Economics and Management; EM Lyon (Ecole de Management de Lyon); Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

Date Written: February 1, 2009

Abstract

This paper deals with causal effect estimation strategies in highly heterogeneous empirical settings such as entrepreneurship. We argue that the clearer used of modern tools developed to deal with the estimation of causal effects in combination with our analysis of different sources of heterogeneity in entrepreneurship can lead to entrepreneurship with higher internal validity. We specifically lend support from the counterfactual logic and modern research of estimation strategies for causal effect estimation.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, methods, causality, longitudinal, heterogeneity, cross-sectional

JEL Classification: L26, M13, C9, C18, C83

Suggested Citation

Davidsson, Per and Delmar, Frédéric, Dealing with Heterogeneity Problems and Causal Effect Estimation in Entrepreneurship Research (February 1, 2009). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2210320 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2210320

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