Institutional Environment Quality and the Longevity of Large Schumpeterian Entrepreneurs
51 Pages Posted: 11 Jan 2018 Last revised: 2 Feb 2020
Date Written: February 2, 2020
Using self-made billionaire entrepreneurs in China as a proxy for large Schumpeterian entrepreneurs, we examine the impact of institutional environment quality on the longevity of such entrepreneurs. We find no evidence that property rights institutions and contracting institutions, which are found to be important in explaining macroeconomic growth and small firm growth, matter to the longevity of large Schumpeterian entrepreneurs. However, we find that access to finance matters to the longevity of large Schumpeterian entrepreneurs. Our results help better understand the relative importance of various institutional environment forces to the continuous success of large Schumpeterian entrepreneurs.
Keywords: China; billionaires; large Schumpeterian entrepreneurs; longevity; property rights institutions; contracting institutions; access to finance; political connection
JEL Classification: M13, P26, O16
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