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Risk, Balanced Skills and Entrepreneurship

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This paper proposes that risk aversionencourages individuals to invest in balanced skillprofiles, making them more likely to become entrepreneurs.By not taking this possible linkage intoaccount, previous research has underestimated theimpacts of both risk aversion and balanced skills onthe likelihood individuals choose entrepreneurship.Data on Dutch university graduates provide an illustrationsupporting our contention. We raise thepossibility that even risk-averse people might besuited to entrepreneurship; and it may also help

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Original languageEnglish
JournalSmall Business Economics
Volume48
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)287-302
Number of pages16
ISSN0921-898X
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StatePublished - Feb 2017

    Keywords

  • Entrepreneurship, Jack-of-all-trades, Risk, Human capital, Occupational choice, Balanced skills

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