Selection and Serial Entrepreneurs

Jing Chen

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    Although it has been broadly evidenced that entrepreneurial experience plays a substantial role in the emergence of serial entrepreneurship, the debate is still going on about whether this relationship should be attributed to learning by doing or instead be explained by selection on ability. This paper proposes a strategy that combines the fixed-effects model and IV estimations to empirically distinguish ability selection effect from learning by doing in such context. Using panel data from the NLSY79, I find that both selection on ability and learning by doing account for a successful performance of a new business. However, the decision to form a serial business appears to be attributed only to selection on ability.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAcademy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings
    EditorsLeslie Toombs
    Number of pages7
    Place of PublicationBirminham, AL
    PublisherAcademy of Management
    Publication date2011
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2012: The Informal Economy - Boston, United States
    Duration: 3 Aug 20127 Aug 2012
    Conference number: 72


    Conference72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2012
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    OtherThe Informal Economy
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    SeriesAcademy of Management Proceedings

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