Entrepreneurial Couples

Michael S. Dahl, Mirjam Van Praag, Peter Thompson

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    Abstract

    We study motivations for and outcomes of couples starting up a joint firm, using a sample of 1,069 Danish couples that established a joint enterprise between 2001 and 2010, while comparing them to a set of comparable firms and couples. The main motivation for joint entrepreneurship is to create a labor market position for (female) spouses with limited alternative opportunities. This decision has positive effects: the financial benefits for each of the spouses, and especially the fe-male, are larger in co-entrepreneurial firms, both during the life of the business and post-dissolution. This also reduces income inequality in the household.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Seventy-fifth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management
    EditorsJohn Humphreys
    Number of pages6
    Place of PublicationBriar Cliff Manor, NY
    PublisherAcademy of Management
    Publication date2015
    Article number14776
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2015: Opening Governance - Vancouver, Canada
    Duration: 7 Aug 201511 Aug 2015
    Conference number: 75
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    Conference

    ConferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2015
    Number75
    CountryCanada
    CityVancouver
    Period07/08/201511/08/2015
    Internet address
    SeriesAcademy of Management Proceedings
    ISSN2151-6561

    Keywords

    • Couples
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Motives

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