Entrepreneurial Couples

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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.

Publication information

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
StatePublished - 2015
EventThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2015 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 7 Aug 201511 Aug 2015
Conference number: 75


ConferenceThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2015
SeriesAcademy of Management Proceedings

    Research areas

  • Couples, Entrepreneurship, Motives

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