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"Der Noth gehorchend, nicht dem eignen Trieb" – Nascent Necessity and Opportunity Entrepreneurs in Germany: Evidence from the Regional Entrepreneurship Monitor (REM)

Joachim Wagner ()

No 1608, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: Using a large recent representative sample of the adult German population this paper demonstrates that nascent necessity and nascent opportunity entrepreneurs are different with respect to some of the characteristics and attitudes considered to be important for becoming a nascent entrepreneur, and that they behave differently. Given the lack of longitudinal data, however, we have no information about the performance of entrepreneurs from both groups in the longer run.

Keywords: opportunity entrepreneurship; Germany; REM; necessity entrepreneurship (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 27 pages
Date: 2005-05
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Published in: RWI-Mitteilungen, 2003/2004, 54/55 (3-4), 287-303

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