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  • Externe Monographien

    Trust, Positive Reciprocity, and Negative Reciprocity: Do These Traits Impact Entrepreneurial Dynamics?

    Bonn: IZA, 2010, 34 S.
    (Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 5370)
    | Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen, Alexander S. Kritikos
  • SOEPpapers 343 / 2010

    Personality Traits, Self-Employment, and Professions

    We investigate the effect of broad personality traits - the Big Five - on an individual's decision to become self-employed. In particular, we test an overall indicator of the entrepreneurial personality. Since we find that the level of selfemployment varies considerably across professions, we also perform the analysis for different types of professions, namely, those classified as being in the "creative ...

    2010| Michael Fritsch, Alina Rusakova
  • Diskussionspapiere 1085 / 2010

    Trust, Positive Reciprocity, and Negative Reciprocity: Do These Traits Impact Entrepreneurial Dynamics?

    Experimental evidence reveals that there is a strong willingness to trust and to act in both positively and negatively reciprocal ways. So far it is rarely analyzed whether these variables of social cognition influence everyday decision making behavior. We focus on entrepreneurs who are permanently facing exchange processes in the interplay with investors, sellers, and buyers, as well as needing to ...

    2010| Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen, Alexander S. Kritikos
  • Weekly Report 10 / 2010

    German Industry Succeeds with Research-Intensive Goods

    As a country highly specialized in the production of investment goods, Germany has been especially hard hit by the global recession. Because the production profile of German industry is technology-intensive, however, there is reason to believe that Germany will emerge from the present economic crisis with renewed strength. In no other industrialized nation is production as heavily geared to research-intensive ...

    2010| Heike Belitz, Martin Gornig, Alexander Schiersch
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Downsizing in the German Chemical Manufacturing Industry during the 1990s

    The German chemical manufacturing industry experienced major downsizing between 1992 and 2004, with the average size of firms shrinking by nearly half during this period. This study uses modern frontier efficiency analysis to investigate the determinants of this downsizing. Based on reliable census data, the results of this analysis suggest that firms were not primarily concerned with improving technical ...

    In: Small Business Economics 34 (2010), 4, S. 413-431 | Oleg Badunenko
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Start-ups by the Unemployed: Characteristics, Survival and Direct Employment Effects

    Fostering and supporting start-up businesses by unemployed persons has become an increasingly important issue in many European countries. These new ventures are being subsidized by various governmental programs. Empirical evidence on skill-composition, direct job creation and other key variables is rather scarce, largely because of inadequate data availability. We base our analysis on unique survey ...

    In: Small Business Economics 35 (2010), 1, S. 71-92 | Marco Caliendo, Alexander S. Kritikos
  • FINESS Working Papers 3.4 / 2009

    What's Banking Sector Concentration Got to Do with Private Equity Market?

    The paper investigates the link between bank concentration and a country's buyout market. We perform a macro level analysis for 15 European countries during 1997-2007. We estimate the elasticity of the country i's buyout market to country i's concentration in the banking sector. Our major finding suggests that the more concentrated the banking sector is, the better it is for the size of the buyout ...

    2009| Oleg Badunenko, Saloni Deva, Dorothea Schäfer, Michael Viertel
  • FINESS Working Papers 3.1 / 2009

    Are Private Equity Investors Good or Evil?

    The paper investigates the motives of activity (entry and exit) of Private Equity (PE) investors in European companies. Investment of a PE firm is not viewed unambiguously. First, it is claimed that PE investment is made for the sake of seeking shortterm gains by taking control and utilizing the company's resources. Second, a PE firm invests because of prior identification of chances to add value to ...

    2009| Oleg Badunenko, Nataliya Barasinska, Dorothea Schäfer
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Financial Constraints and Continental Business Groups: Evidence from German Konzerns

    Using a unique large panel of German firms, we examine whether participation in business groups (Konzerns) reduces the sensitivity of investment to cash flow. The main finding is that the investment sensitivity is significantly reduced for small firms. On the other hand, we do not find clear evidence that medium-sized and large firms participating in Konzerns have different sensitivity compared to ...

    In: Research in International Business and Finance 23 (2009), 3, S. 233-242 | Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Dorothea Schäfer, Oleksandr Talavera
  • Externe referierte Aufsätze

    Smart Capital in German Start-ups: An Empirical Analysis

    What kind of smart capital relational investors actually supply, especially in a bank-based financial system such as the German one, is still an open question. We divide smart capital into single components and conduct a survey with 85 German suppliers of start-up finance. The results show that the degree of 'smartness' is determined by the financial product used and partly also by the financiers' ...

    In: Venture capital 11 (2009), 2, S. 163-183 | Dorothea Schäfer, Dirk Schilder
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