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Happy Free Willies? Investigating the relationship between freelancing and subjective well-being

In recent years, there has been a steady increase in the number of own-account workers (the self-employed without employees), including freelancers, in many developed economies. Despite the importance of the group of freelancers for modern economies, little is known about the perceived benefits of freelancing. We use six waves of the United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study...

VARIETIES OF EXPORT-ORIENTED ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITY IN TEN ASIAN COUNTRIES: THE ROLE OF INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURES (SUMMARY)

, MPI, Australia Jolanda Hessels, EIM, The Netherlands Principal Topic Around the world, governments have taken steps to stimulate entrepreneurship (OECD, 2003), with Asia noted for its strong potential

AMBITIOUS NASCENT ENTREPRENEURS AND NATIONAL INNOVATIVENESS (SUMMARY)

AND NATIONAL INNOVATIVENESS Kashifa Suddle, EIM Business and Policy Research, The Netherlands Jolanda Hessels, EIM Business and Policy Research, The Netherlands Principal Topic In literature, it is ... highly innovative economies. CONTACT: Jolanda Hessels; ; EIM, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands.

Taxes, start-up costs, and innovative entrepreneurship

Prior research investigates the role of start-up costs and taxes with regard to entrepreneurship. Yet, little distinction is made regarding the type of entrepreneurship, particularly innovative versus non-innovative entrepreneurship. We shall argue that start-up costs and taxes are associated in different ways with innovative versus non-innovative entrepreneurship. Taxes being...

SELF-EMPLOYMENT AND STRESS: CROSS-SECTIONAL, LONGITUDINAL AND EXPERIMENTAL EVIDENCE (SUMMARY)

of Digital Knowledge at Babson. For more information , please contact 2 Niels Rietveld, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands Jolanda Hessels, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Factors influencing the entrepreneurial engagement of opportunity and necessity entrepreneurs

The scholarly literature often distinguishes between so-called opportunity and necessity entrepreneurship and between “pull” and “push” motivations. Despite the pervasive use of this terminology, empirical analyses are mostly based on a single country. The present paper contributes by investigating business owner survey data for the United States and 32 countries in Europe and...

START-UP COSTS, TAXES AND INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP (SUMMARY)

Hendrich Block, School of Business, University of Trier, Germany Jolanda Hessels, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands Aram Simonyan, National Academy of Science of the

Determinants of job satisfaction: a European comparison of self-employed and paid employees

The job satisfaction of self-employed and paid-employed workers is analyzed using the European Community Household Panel for the EU-15 covering the years 1994–2001. We distinguish between two types of job satisfaction: job satisfaction in terms of type of work and job satisfaction in terms of job security. Findings from our generalized ordered logit regressions indicate that self...

Entrepreneurship, export orientation, and economic growth

In this paper the relationship between a country’s prevalence of new ventures and its rate of economic growth is investigated, while taking into account new ventures’ export orientation. It is generally acknowledged that new venture creation as well as export activity may both be important strategies for achieving national economic growth. However, to our knowledge no attempt has...

OVERCOMING RESOURCE CONSTRAINTS THROUGH INTERNATIONALIZATION? AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF EUROPEAN SMES

services sector. Future research could benefit from undertaking industry-specific analyses. CONTACT: Jolanda Hessels; ; (T): +31793430261; EIM Business and Policy Research, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands. ] 8

Resource dependency and institutional theory perspectives on direct and indirect export choices

This article develops and tests resource dependency and institutional theory arguments to explain two choices facing SME owner/managers: (1) the decision whether to export or not and (2) if the firm exports, the choice between a direct (to customers abroad) and an indirect (using another firm as intermediary) export mode. Binomial logistic regressions on our sample of 871 Dutch...

Varieties of export-oriented entrepreneurship in Asia

, Steve Floyd and Hugh Sherman) of Strategic Management. Jolanda Hessels (PhD, Erasmus University Rotterdam) is an assistant professor at the Erasmus School of Economics and a researcher at EIM Business

Entrepreneurial exit and entrepreneurial engagement

This paper investigates whether and how a recent entrepreneurial exit relates to subsequent engagement. We discriminate between six levels of engagement including none, potential, intentional, nascent, young and established entrepreneurship. We use individual-level data for 24 countries that participated in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor during 2004, 2005 and 2006 (some 350...

ENTREPRENEURIAL EXIT AND ENTREPRENEURIAL ENGAGEMENT (SUMMARY)

1 EIM Business and Policy Research and Erasmus University 2 Jolanda Hessels, EIM Business and Policy Research and Erasmus University, Netherlands Isabel Grilo, DG Economic and Financial Affairs ... , European Commission, Belgium Roy Thurik, EIM Business and Policy Research and Erasmus Erasmus University, Netherlands Peter van der Zwan, Erasmus University Rotterdam , Netherlands Jolanda Hessels EIM

INDIRECT INTERNATIONALIZATION OF SMALL VENTURES: A DEVELOPMENT AND TEST OF TWO THEORIES (SUMMARY)

University of Technology , MPI, TCU , Australia Jolanda Hessels , EIM Business and Policy Research , The Netherlands Recommended Citation - ENTREPRENEURSHIP Terjesen and Hessels: INDIRECT

DETERMINANTS OF JOB SATISFACTION ACROSS THE EU-15: A COMPARISON OF SELF-EMPLOYED AND PAID EMPLOYEES (INTERACTIVE PAPER)

Economics and Statistics, University of Huelva, Spain Jolanda Hessels, EIM and Erasmus School of Economics (Erasmus University Rotterdam), The Netherlands Rafael Aguado, Department of Economics and Statistics ... illustrate that to understand what job satisfaction captures it is important to distinguish between several aspects of job satisfaction. CONTACT: Jolanda Hessels; ; (T): +31-79-343-0261; (F): +31-79-343-0202

Drivers of entrepreneurial aspirations at the country level: the role of start-up motivations and social security

This paper investigates whether various start-up motivations and a country’s level of social security can explain the prevalence of entrepreneurial aspirations. For entrepreneurial aspirations and motivations we use country-level data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) for the year 2005. We distinguish between the necessity motive, independence motive and increase...

Entrepreneurial aspirations, motivations, and their drivers

Several drivers of entrepreneurial aspirations and entrepreneurial motivations are investigated using country-level data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) for the years 2005 and 2006. We estimate a two-equation model explaining aspirations using motivations and socioeconomic variables, and explaining motivations using socioeconomic variables. We find that countries...