Setting Up a Business in the Netherlands

20 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2006

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Marco van Gelderen

Massey University

Niels Bosma

EIM Netherlands - Business and Policy Research

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

Date Written: March 22, 2001

Abstract

Why does one person actually succeed in starting a business, while a second gives up, and a third is still trying? To answer this question, a longitudinal study was set up in which 330 nascent entrepreneurs (people setting up a business) were followed over a one-year period. After one year, 47% actually started a business, 27% was still organizing, and 26% gave up the effort. In comparison to the two other groups, starters are different in terms of gender, industry experience, start-up capital, use of third party loans, sector and current activity.

Keywords: performance, survival, nascent entrepreneurs, start-ups

JEL Classification: M, L20, M13

Suggested Citation

Gelderen, Marco van and Bosma, Niels and Thurik, Roy, Setting Up a Business in the Netherlands (March 22, 2001). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2001-15-STR, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=370874

Marco van Gelderen (Contact Author)

Massey University ( email )

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

Niels Bosma

EIM Netherlands - Business and Policy Research ( email )

Postbus 7001
2701 AA Zoetermeer
Netherlands
+31 79 341 36 34 (Phone)
+31 79 341 50 24 (Fax)

Roy Thurik

Montpellier Business School

France

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) - Centre for Advanced Small Business Economics (CASBEC) ( email )

3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands
+31 10 408 2232 (Phone)
+31 10 408 9146 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://www.thurik.com

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

EIM Netherlands - Business and Policy Research

Postbus 7001
2701 AA Zoetermeer
Netherlands
+31 79 341 3634 (Phone)
+31 79 331 3742 (Fax)

Tinbergen Institute ( email )

Burg. Oudlaan 50
Rotterdam, 3062 PA
Netherlands

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