'Der Noth Gehorchend, Nicht Dem Eignen Trieb' - Nascent Necessity and Opportunity Entrepreneurs in Germany: Evidence from the Regional Entrepreneurship Monitor (Rem)

27 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2005

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Joachim Wagner

University of Lueneburg - Institute of Economics; Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Date Written: May 2005

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: necessity entrepreneurship, opportunity entrepreneurship, Germany, REM

JEL Classification: J23

Suggested Citation

Wagner, Joachim, 'Der Noth Gehorchend, Nicht Dem Eignen Trieb' - Nascent Necessity and Opportunity Entrepreneurs in Germany: Evidence from the Regional Entrepreneurship Monitor (Rem) (May 2005). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=731724

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