Persistence in Entrepreneurship and its Implications for the European Entrepreneurial Promotion Policy

30 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2010 Last revised: 20 Jan 2011

Date Written: April 4, 2010

Abstract

By considering entrepreneurs who hire employees and own-account workers as related but distinct groups within self-employment, this work analyzes the roles of different factors in self-employment survival in Europe from a new perspective: contrasting the determinants of own-account self-employment survival with those affecting employers’ survival in the EU-15. Our results confirm the presence of persistence in entrepreneurship. However, we also obtain a strong negative effect on survival of entering self-employment from unemployment. Hence, policymakers should balance these mixed results to evaluate the medium- and long-term suitability of the existing entrepreneurial promotion policy across European regions.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, own-account workers, employers, persistence, entrepreneurial promotion

JEL Classification: J18, J24, J38, J64

Suggested Citation

Millan, Jose Maria and Congregado, Emilio and Román, Concepción, Persistence in Entrepreneurship and its Implications for the European Entrepreneurial Promotion Policy (April 4, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1535363 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1535363

Jose Maria Millan (Contact Author)

University of Huelva ( email )

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Huelva, Huelva 21071
Spain
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Emilio Congregado

University of Huelva ( email )

Departament of Economics
Plaza de la Merced, 11
Huelva, Huelva 21002
Spain

HOME PAGE: http://www.uhu.es/emilio.congregado

Concepción Román

University of Huelva ( email )

Plaza de la Merced 11
Huelva, Huelva 21071
Spain
+34959217886 (Phone)

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