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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...

ENTREPRENEURIAL EXIT, ABILITY AND ENGAGEMENT ACROSS COUNTRIES IN DIFFERENT STAGES OF DEVELOPMENT (SUMMARY)

, The Netherlands Peter van der Zwan, Erasmus University Rotterdam & EIM Business and Policy Research, The Netherlands Principal Topic It has been acknowledged that individuals who exit from ... countries that are in the earliest stage of economic development. CONTACT: Peter van der Zwan; ; (T): +31104081727; (F): +31104089141; Department of Applied Economics, Erasmus School of Economics, Erasmus

Sustainable Entrepreneurship: The Role of Perceived Barriers and Risk

Entrepreneurs who start a business to serve both self-interests and collective interests by addressing unmet social and environmental needs are usually referred to as sustainable entrepreneurs. Compared with regular entrepreneurs, we argue that sustainable entrepreneurs face specific challenges when establishing their businesses owing to the discrepancy between the creation and...

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

Stress at work stems from the inability to deal effectively with daily stressors at work. It leads to a feeling of loss of control and forms a psychosocial risk factor in the workplace causing sickness absence, decreased work performance, and increased use of health care services. Stress at work also affects one’s stress experience in daily life activities beyond work and...

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...

GROWTH EXPECTATIONS AND TYPES OF ENTREPRENEURS (SUMMARY)

, please contact 2 Erasmus School of Economics , the Netherlands 3 Peter van der Zwan, Erasmus School of Economics, the Netherlands Nardo de Vries, Maastricht University , the Netherlands Recommended

BUSINESS TAKEOVER OR NEW VENTURE START? INDIVIDUAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINANTS FROM A CROSS-COUNTRY STUDY (SUMMARY)

Business and Policy Research, the Netherlands Peter van der Zwan, Erasmus University Rotterdam & EIM Business and Policy Research, the Netherlands Principal Topic There are multiple ways to become an ... the business transfer environment should be improved by raising awareness and removing obstacles. CONTACT: Peter van der Zwan; ; (T): +31104081727; (F): +31104089141; Department of Applied Economics

The entrepreneurial ladder, gender, and regional development

Gender differences at five levels of entrepreneurial engagement are explained using country effects while controlling for individual-level variables. We distinguish between individuals who have never considered starting up a business, those who are thinking about it, and nascent, young, and established entrepreneurs. We use a large international dataset that includes respondents...

THE RISK OF GROWING FAST: DOES FAST GROWTH HAVE A NEGATIVE IMPACT ON THE SURVIVAL RATES OF FIRMS?

, Netherlands Haibo Zhou, University of Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands Chantal Hartog, Panteia/EIM, Zoetermeer, Netherlands Peter van der Zwan, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands Fast-growing firms

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)

, 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 ... Business and Policy Research and Erasmus Erasmus University Peter van der Zwan Erasmus University Rotterdam Recommended Citation Hessels, Jolanda; Grilo, Isabel; Thurik, Roy; and van der Zwan, Peter (2010

THE ENTREPRENEURIAL PROCESS AND ITS DETERMINANTS (SUMMARY)

, Erasmus University Rotterdam,EIM Business and Policy Research, and Max Planck Institute of Economics, The Netherlands & Germany Isabel Grilo, DG Enterprise, European Commission, Belgium Peter van der Zwan