Employment or self-employment: A dynamic utility maximizing model
This article presents a dynamic utility maximizing model of career choice between self employment and employment that takes into consideration the differences among people in terms of their initial utility toward job attributes and the likely changes to those utility weights as they mature. These differences between people effect the choice of career that maximizes their utility and leads to five optimal career paths. This dynamic utility maximizing model helps increase our understanding of why some people become self employed but importantly why and when some self employed switch to employment.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Douglas, E, employment, self employment, entrepreneurship|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2002 Elsevier|
|Copyright Statement:||Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.|
|Deposited On:||23 Nov 2006|
|Last Modified:||10 Aug 2011 17:25|
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