Cross-country differences in entrepreneurial activity: Adding insight through simulations
Shim, Jaehu & Davidsson, Per (2015) Cross-country differences in entrepreneurial activity: Adding insight through simulations. In 2015 Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BCERC), 10-13 June 2015, Babson Park, MA. (Unpublished)
Our study aims to explain the possible roles of social network structures (Dodd & Patra, 2002) and informal investors (Bygrave et al., 2003) in determining countries’ new firm formation rates. It is difficult to capture informal investment activities (Mason & Harrison, 2008), and even more difficult to figure out their social network structure (Hoang & Antoncic, 2003). To overcome these difficulties, simulation can be a useful tool. Simulation is regarded as an effective way to elaborate on theories (Davis, Eisenhardt, & Bingham, 2007); furthermore, agent-based modelling and simulation (ABMS) can test lower-level mechanisms that produce stylized facts on the aggregate level (McMullen & Dimov, 2013). This study tries to explain the opportunity-driven new firm formation rates across countries by simulating nascent entrepreneurs’ networking activities with informal investors, and to propose a new agent-based model (ABM) of venture creation process.
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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Other)|
|Keywords:||Cross-country differences, Entrepreneurial activity, Simulation, Social network, Informal investor|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 The Author(s)|
|Deposited On:||29 Aug 2016 00:59|
|Last Modified:||30 Aug 2016 00:30|
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