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

Michael Stuetzer, 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

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.

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)
Date: 2012
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DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2012.05.002

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