Timothy B. Folta (),
Frédéric Delmar () and
Karl Wennberg ()
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Timothy B. Folta: Krannert School of Management, Postal: Purdue University, 403 West State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2056 USA
No 825, Working Paper Series from Research Institute of Industrial Economics
In contrast to previous efforts to model the individual’s movement from wage work into entrepreneurship, we consider that individuals might transition incrementally by retaining their wage job while entering into self-employment. We show that these hybrid entrepreneurs represent a significant share of all entrepreneurial activity. Theoretical arguments are proposed to suggest why hybrid entrants are distinct from self-employment entrants, and why hybrid entry may facilitate subsequent entry into full self-employment. We demonstrate that there are significant theoretical and empirical consequences for this group and our understanding of self-employment entry and labor market dynamics. Using matched employee-employer data over eight years, we test the model on a population of Swedish wage earners in the knowledge-intensive sector.
Keywords: Hybrid entrepreneurship; Self-employment; Labour market dynamics; Transition determinants; Employee-employer data (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: H39 J24 L26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 39 pages
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Published as Folta, Timothy B., Frédéric Delmar and Karl Wennberg, 'Hybrid Entrepreneurship' in Management Science, 2010, pages 253-269.
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