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Diskussionspapiere 1128 / 2011

Does Quality Make a Difference? Employment Effects of High- and Low-Quality Start-Ups

This paper investigates the impact of new firms' quality on the magnitude of their employment effects. Our results clearly show that the quality of start-ups, measured by their affiliation with sectors and innovative industries, strongly influences the direct and the overall employment contribution of new firms. In particular, start-ups in manufacturing industries generate larger direct and overall ...

2011| Michael Fritsch, Alexandra Schroeter
SOEPpapers 533 / 2013

Occupational Choice and Self-Employment: Are They Related?

Often, a person will become an entrepreneur only after a period of dependent employment, suggesting that occupational choices precede entrepreneurial choices. We investigate the relationship between occupational choice and self-employment. The findings suggest that the occupational choice of future entrepreneurs at the time of labor market entry is partly guided by a taste for skill variety, the prospect ...

2013| Alina Sorgner, Michael Fritsch
SOEPpapers 537 / 2013

The Impact on Earnings When Entering Self-Employment: Evidence for Germany

Using data of the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) earnings differentials between self-employed and wage-employed workers in the German labor market are explored. Previous research based on US data reports lower incomes for entrepreneurs. In contrast to that, the findings of this contribution suggest the opposite for German entrepreneurs. They have considerably higher earnings than wage-employed ...

2013| Johannes Martin
FINESS Working Papers 3.2 / 2010

Private Equity, Corporate Governance and Out-Performance of High-Growth Firms

The paper investigates how Private Equity (PE) ownership influences out-performance of a high-growth firm, and whether it differs from the effect of two other important types of financial investors: banks and non-bank financial firms. We transform the levered return on equity into a unlevered return and empirically test on some 30 thousand high growth European firms whether Private Equity' or other ...

2010| Oleg Badunenko, Moritz Fabien Karber, Dorothea Schäfer

Entry Regulation and Entrepreneurship: Empirical Evidence from a German Natural Experiment

The amendment to the German Trade and Crafts Code in 2004 offers a natural experiment to asses the causal effects of this reform on the probabilities of being self-employed and transition into and out of self-employment, using cross-sections (2002-2006) of German microcensus data. This study applies the difference-in-differences technique in logit models for four occupational groups. Easing the educational ...

Berlin: Freie Univ. Berlin, FB Wirtschaftswiss., 2010, 37 S.
(Discussion Paper / School of Business & Economics ; 2010,24)
| Davud Rostam-Afschar
DIW Economic Bulletin 10 / 2012

Research-Based Companies Perform Better

The past ten years have seen an expansion in industrial research. There has been a significant increase in the number of research-based companies, as well as in employment in research and development, and in expenditure in this area. Growth has been observed predominantly in companies in less research-intensive sectors and in small and medium-sized enterprises. Consequently, over the last decade, industrial ...

2012| Alexander Eickelpasch
SOEPpapers 417 / 2011

Self-Employment and Geographical Mobility in Germany

Little is known about the individual location behaviour of self-employed entrepreneurs. This paper investigates the geographical mobility behaviour of self-employed entrepreneurs, as compared to employees, thereby shedding new light onto the place embeddedness of self-employment. It examines whether self-employed entrepreneurs are "rooted" in place and also whether those who are more rooted in place ...

2011| Darja Reuschke
Weitere Aufsätze

The Promotion of Regional Innovative Networks: Lessons from the German InnoRegio-Programme

In: Innovation Pathways and Knowledge Economy
Prato : District Operative Unit Secretariat
S. 52-61
| Alexander Eickelpasch
Vierteljahrshefte zur Wirtschaftsforschung 4 / 2000

Information and Communication Technologies, Globalisation and Competitiveness: A Selective Survey

In diesem Beitrag werden aus der Sicht verschiedener ökonomischer Theorien die Rolle von IuK-Tech-nologien für die Globalisierung und die Frage diskutiert, wie Globalisierung und IuK-Technologien den Strukturwandel, das Wirtschaftswachstum und die nationale Wettbewerbsfähigkeit beeinflussen. IuK-Technologien führen zu einer Reduktion der Distanzkosten (Transport- und Transaktionskosten) und verstärken ...

2000| Björn Alecke, Gerhard Untiedt
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