Graduates Entrepreneurship

12 Pages Posted: 9 Jan 2020

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Maria Assunta Chiarello

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Riccardo Fini

University of Bologna - Department of Management; Imperial College London

Silvia Ghiselli

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Claudia Girotti

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Azzurra Meoli

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Maurizio Sobrero

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Date Written: December 16, 2019

Abstract

The role played by companies started by University students has gained considerable attention in recent years. The visibility of several iconic companies such as Dell, Yahoo!, Google and Dropbox and the personal stories of their founders have attracted great attention and universities have sought to increase their efforts to promote entrepreneurship. A few studies based on samples collected from specific universities have attempted to document the phenomenon more formally. In this report we present the first study conducted at a national level using primary and secondary data over an extensive period of time. It documents Italian university students’ entrepreneurial activities and impact matching the data of 2,891,980 individuals who graduated between 2004-2018 with the company data of 236,362 ventures founded in the same period.The study is the result of a collaborative effort between AlmaLaurea Interuniversity Consortium, the Department of Management of the University of Bologna and Unioncamere.

Keywords: entrepreneurship; graduates

Suggested Citation

Chiarello, Maria Assunta and Fini, Riccardo and Ghiselli, Silvia and Girotti, Claudia and Meoli, Azzurra and Sobrero, Maurizio, Graduates Entrepreneurship (December 16, 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3505874 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3505874

Maria Assunta Chiarello

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Riccardo Fini

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

Via Terracini 28
Bologna, 40131
Italy

HOME PAGE: http://www.unibo.it/faculty/riccardo.fini

Imperial College London ( email )

South Kensington Campus
London SW7 2AZ, DC
United Kingdom

HOME PAGE: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/people/r.fini

Silvia Ghiselli

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Claudia Girotti

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Azzurra Meoli (Contact Author)

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

Piazza Scaravilli 1
Bologna, Bologna 40126
Italy

Maurizio Sobrero

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

Via Capo di Lucca 34
40126 Bologna, Bologna 40126
Italy
+39 051 2098076 (Phone)

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