Entrepreneurial Couples

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dc.contributor.author Dahl, Michael
dc.contributor.author Van Praag, Mirjam
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-12T11:51:06Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-12T11:51:06Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10398/8961
dc.description.abstract 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 in-vestment 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 en_US
dc.format.extent 29 en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.subject.other Entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject.other Motives en_US
dc.subject.other Performance en_US
dc.subject.other Couples en_US
dc.subject.other Co-entrepreneurship en_US
dc.title Entrepreneurial Couples en_US
dc.type cp en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Aalborg Universitet en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Emory University en_US
dc.contributor.department Institut for Innovation og Organisationsøkonomi en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort INO en_US
dc.contributor.departmentuk Department of Innovation and Organizational Economics en_US
dc.contributor.departmentukshort INO en_US
dc.description.notes Paper presented at The DRUID Society Conference 2014 on Entrepreneurship - Organization - Innovation. June 16 - 18 2014. Frederiksberg, Danmark en_US
dc.publisher.year 2014 en_US


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