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Opportunity-motivated entrepreneurs’ growth expectations in Latin America and the moderating effect of education and exports

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dc.contributor.author Lecuna, Antonio
dc.date.accessioned 2015-09-03T18:33:49Z
dc.date.available 2015-09-03T18:33:49Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/111
dc.description.abstract Scholars have articulated a number of arguments regarding the beneficial effects of opportunity-motivated (as opposed to necessity-driven) entrepreneurs, and this study delves somewhat deeper into this topic. First, this study uses the expectation of job creation over five years as a metric to measure the benefits of entrepreneurship and employs this metric as a dependent variable defined as growth expectation. Second, this study utilizes a sample of 111,194 entrepreneurs to estimate how growth expectation is affected by the interaction between opportunity motivation and five entrepreneurial competencies: opportunity-alertness, self-efficacy, networking, risk-willingness, and education. Third, because the most significant interaction effect resulted from the interaction between opportunity-motivation and education, this combination is further explored with respect to the additional effect of three firm characteristics: operational phase, export orientation and innovation orientation. In the context of a relatively homogenous group of 19 Latin American countries, the results suggest that opportunity-motivated entrepreneurs’ numbers of years of schooling and an export-oriented firm provides added value and jointly boosts growth expectations, as reflected in expected increases in the number of employees es_CL
dc.format.extent 18 páginas es_CL
dc.language.iso en_US es_CL
dc.publisher School of Business and Economics, Universidad del Desarrollo es_CL
dc.relation.ispartofseries Working Paper;18
dc.subject Entrepreneurship es_CL
dc.subject Start-up es_CL
dc.subject Small business es_CL
dc.subject Innovation es_CL
dc.subject Growth expectation es_CL
dc.title Opportunity-motivated entrepreneurs’ growth expectations in Latin America and the moderating effect of education and exports es_CL
dc.type Documento de trabajo es_CL


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