Entrepreneurial Couples

Michael S. Dahl, Mirjam Van Praag, Peter Thompson

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    Abstrakt

    We study possible motivations for co-entrepenurial couples to start up a joint firm, using a sample of 1,069 Danish couples that established a joint enterprise between 2001 and 2010. We compare their pre-entry characteristics, firm performance and post-dissolution private and financial outcomes with a selected set of comparable firms and couples. We find evidence that couples often establish a business together because one spouse - most commonly the female - has limited outside opportunities in the labor market. However, the financial benefits for each of the spouses, and especially the female, are larger in co-entrepreneurial firms, both during the life of the business and post-dissolution.
    The start-up of co-entrepreneurial firms seems therefore a sound investment in the human capital of both spouses as well as in the reduction of income inequality in the household. We find no evidence of non-pecuniary benefits or costs of co-entrepreneurship.
    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Publikationsdato2014
    Antal sider27
    StatusUdgivet - 2014
    BegivenhedThe DRUID Society Conference 2014: Entrepreneurship - Organization - Innovation - Copenhagen Business School, Frederiksberg, Danmark
    Varighed: 16 jun. 201418 jun. 2014
    Konferencens nummer: 36
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    Konference

    KonferenceThe DRUID Society Conference 2014
    Nummer36
    LokationCopenhagen Business School
    LandDanmark
    ByFrederiksberg
    Periode16/06/201418/06/2014
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    Emneord

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Motives
    • Performance
    • Couples
    • Co-entrepreneurship

    Citationsformater

    Dahl, M. S., Van Praag, M., & Thompson, P. (2014). Entrepreneurial Couples. Paper præsenteret på The DRUID Society Conference 2014, Frederiksberg, Danmark.