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Mind the gap: Institutional and individual antecedents of entrepreneurial trajectories in the academic context

Teita Bijedić, Simone Chlosta, Sebastian Nielen and Arndt Werner

No 03/17, Working Papers from Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn

Abstract: This study analyses institutional, job-related, and individual antecedents of entrepreneurial activi-ties from a longitudinal perspective. We take a holistic look at the start-up process incorporating entrepreneurial gestation activities (nascent entrepreneurship) and finally business creation (entre-preneurship) by combining two waves of a survey with a time interval of three years. Focusing on researchers reporting an entrepreneurial intention in wave one we found for example that pull factors as motivation to start a business reduce the probability to give up the business idea. Furthermore having generated an invention prevents researchers with a business idea from becoming a so-called "quitter" and pushes them towards starting their own business.

Keywords: Academic Entrepreneurship; Nascent Entrepreneurship; Institutions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L20 L26 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017
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