The Effect of Personal Financing Disruptions on Entrepreneurship

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Abstrakt

Credit market disruptions have been shown to affect business lending and the borrowingbehavior of firms. For small businesses however, financing is most often suppliedby the owner’s assets and debt financing from personal loans. This paper studies howidiosyncratic financing shocks experienced by entrepreneurs during operations affectthe survival of their firms. Variation in personal wealth and debt financing stem fromthe solvency of retail banking institutions following the 2007-2009 financial crisis. Ifind that retail bank disruptions reduce personal borrowing and increase the rate offirm exit. Personal wealth changes from investment losses strongly reduce the rateof entrepreneurial survival, especially for less experienced small business owners. Inaddition, personal losses have large effects on the intensive margin, as firm ownerssignificantly reduce employed staff. My results suggest that personal financing disruptionsplay an important role in explaining entrepreneurial exit.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2016
Antal sider63
StatusUdgivet - 2016
BegivenhedThe Third CEPR European Workshop on Entrepreneurship Economics - Stockholm, Sverige
Varighed: 18 jun. 201619 jun. 2016
Konferencens nummer: 3
http://www.ifn.se/eng/events/conferences-courses/2016-06-18-third-cepr-european-workshop-on-entrepreneurship-economics

Workshop

WorkshopThe Third CEPR European Workshop on Entrepreneurship Economics
Nummer3
LandSverige
ByStockholm
Periode18/06/201619/06/2016
Internetadresse

Emneord

  • Entrepreneurial finance
  • Financial crisis
  • Bank defaults

Citationsformater

Hanspal, T. (2016). The Effect of Personal Financing Disruptions on Entrepreneurship. Paper præsenteret på The Third CEPR European Workshop on Entrepreneurship Economics, Stockholm, Sverige. https://editorialexpress.com/cgi-bin/conference/download.cgi?db_name=EEAESEM2016&paper_id=1929