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Do balanced skills help nascent entrepreneurs to make progress in the venture creation process?

Stuetzer, Michael, Goethner, Maximilian, & Cantner, Uwe (2012) Do balanced skills help nascent entrepreneurs to make progress in the venture creation process? Economics Letters, 117(1), pp. 186-188.

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Abstract

We analyze longitudinal data on innovative start-up projects and apply Lazear’s jack-of-all-trades theory to investigate the effect of nascent entrepreneurs’ balanced skills on their progress in the venture creation process. Our results suggest that those nascent entrepreneurs who exhibit a sufficiently broad set of skills undertake more gestation activities towards an operational new venture. This supports the notion that a balanced skill set is an important determinant of entrepreneurial market entry.

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ID Code: 50669
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Nascent Entrepreneurship, Balanced skills, New venture creation
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.05.002
ISSN: 0165-1765
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Elsevier B.V.
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in <Economics Letters>. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Economics Letters, [VOL 117, ISSUE 1, (2012)] DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.05.002
Deposited On: 31 May 2012 07:49
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2013 09:25

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