Entrepreneurship: First Results from Russia

24 Pages Posted: 9 Aug 2006

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Yingyi Qian

Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Simeon Djankov

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE); Peter G. Peterson Institute for International Economics

Edward Miguel

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

Gérard Roland

University of California, Berkeley - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

Paris School of Economics (PSE)

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Date Written: June 2006

Abstract

Studies of the determinants of entrepreneurship have emphasized three distinct perspectives: market institutions, social networks and personal characteristics. Using data from a pilot survey with over 2,000 interviews in 7 cities across Russia, we find evidence for a particularly strong effect of social networks: individuals whose relatives and childhood friends are entrepreneurs are more than twice as likely to be entrepreneurs. Mothers' characteristics play a significant role in determining future entrepreneurs.

Suggested Citation

Qian, Yingyi and Djankov, Simeon and Miguel, Edward and Roland, Gérard and Zhuravskaya, Ekaterina, Entrepreneurship: First Results from Russia (June 2006). CEPR Discussion Paper No. 5707. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=923446

Yingyi Qian (Contact Author)

Tsinghua University - School of Economics & Management

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Simeon Djankov

London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) ( email )

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Gérard Roland

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Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

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Ekaterina Zhuravskaya

Paris School of Economics (PSE) ( email )

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