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This paper investigates whether the likelihood of entrepreneurial activity is associated with the competitive pressures for promotion within a firm. We argue that competitive pressures increase the relative attractiveness of entrepreneurship as a career option. We test our prediction using a comprehensive matched employer-employee longitudinal data set from Denmark. To mitigate endogeneity concerns, we exploit variation in the gender composition of established firms as women are systematically found to be less competitive than man. We find that workers are more likely to become entrepreneurs if they start working in organizational settings with strong competitive pressures. Furthermore, this competitive effect is more pronounced in firms that are entrepreneurially prominent, i.e. firms that spawn more entrepreneurial ventures, suggesting that combining different sources of incentives to entrepreneurship has a positive non-linear effect. Our results have strong implications for managers, prospect entrepreneurs and policy makers.

Publikationsoplysninger

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2016
Antal sider39
StatusUdgivet - 2016
BegivenhedThe DRUID 20th Anniversary Conference 2016 - Copenhagen Business School, København, Danmark
Varighed: 13 jun. 201615 jun. 2016
Konferencens nummer: 38
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Konference

KonferenceThe DRUID 20th Anniversary Conference 2016
Nummer38
LokationCopenhagen Business School
LandDanmark
ByKøbenhavn
Periode13/06/201615/06/2016
AndetThe DRUID Society Conference 2016
SponsorCopenhagen Business School
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    Forskningsområder

  • Competitive pressures, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial prominence, Gender

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