Do balanced skills help nascent entrepreneurs to make progress in the venture creation process?
Maximilian Goethner and
Uwe Cantner ()
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Maximilian Göthner () and
Michael Stützer ()
Economics Letters, 2012, vol. 117, issue 1, 186-188
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.
Keywords: Nascent entrepreneurship; Balanced skills; New venture creation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L26 M13 J24 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (25) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only
Working Paper: Do balanced skills help nascent entrepreneurs to make progress in the venture creation process? (2012)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:117:y:2012:i:1:p:186-188
Access Statistics for this article
Economics Letters is currently edited by Economics Letters Editorial Office
More articles in Economics Letters from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Nithya Sathishkumar ().