Setting Up a Business in the Netherlands
20 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2006
Date Written: March 22, 2001
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
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