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Does entrepreneurship lower the losses associated with labor market mismatching by lowering employment turnover? This paper examines whether a transition to self-employment induces a shift into an individual’s stayer-mover tendency. Using a propensity score-matching technique, the hypothesis is tested on matched employer-employee data from the entire Danish population. The analysis reveals that self-employed stay longer in their employment status compared to individuals in paid-employment. This effect is not explained by reduced attractiveness to the wage sector (lock-in effect). We interpret this finding by crafting a theory in which entrepreneurship may resolve mismatches of individuals in the labor market and may inherently increase the value of non-monetary benefits, namely independence. This counterintuitive finding – self-employment yields greater stability, all else equal – has fundamental implications for the understanding of the returns to entrepreneurship.

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OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2014
StatusUdgivet - 2014
BegivenhedThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014 - Philadelphia, USA
Varighed: 1 aug. 20145 aug. 2014
Konferencens nummer: 74
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KonferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014
Nummer74
LandUSA
ByPhiladelphia
Periode01/08/201405/08/2014
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