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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: Michael Stützer () and Maximilian Göthner ()

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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 J24 M13 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2012-05-01
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Published in Economics Letters 1.117(2012): pp. 186-188

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