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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
  • 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
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    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
  • Other refereed essays

    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
  • Other refereed essays

    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
  • Refereed essays Web of Science

    Entrepreneurs' Gender and Financial Constraints: Evidence from International Data

    This paper examines whether financial institutions discriminate against entrepreneurs on the basis of gender. Using the cross-country Business Environment and Enterprise Performance Survey (BEEPS), we find some evidence that, compared to male-managed counterparts, female-managed firms are less likely to obtain a bank loan. In addition, our analysis suggests that female entrepreneurs are charged higher ...

    In: Journal of Comparative Economics 37 (2009), 2, S. 270-286 | Alexander Muravyev, Dorothea Schäfer, Oleksandr Talavera
  • Diskussionspapiere 856 / 2009

    Die reformierte Gründungsförderung für Arbeitslose: Chancen und Risiken

    Support schemes for unemployed persons aiming to become self-employed have been recently reformed several times. In 2003, the "start-up-subsidy" (Existenzgründungszuschuss) was added to the existing "bridging-allowance" (Überbrückungsgeld) and the two programs to-gether led to a strong increase in the number of supported start-ups. In 2006 both instruments were merged to the "start-up allowance" (Gründungszuschuss). ...

    2009| Marco Caliendo, Alexander S. Kritikos
  • Diskussionspapiere 876 / 2009

    Determinants of Export Behaviour of German Business Services Companies

    The determinants of export behaviour at firm level have been widely investigated for manufacturing companies. By contrast, what has remained largely neglected is a detailed investigation in the service sector. As aggregate statistics show, international trade in services has grown significantly over the last few years. However, it is unclear why some companies export and others do not. This paper presents ...

    2009| Alexander Eickelpasch, Alexander Vogel
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