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To what extent do educational background and work-related experience determine the success of Dutch entrepreneurs?

Pencheva, Kristiana (2016) To what extent do educational background and work-related experience determine the success of Dutch entrepreneurs?

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Abstract:The purpose of this paper is to explore the relationship between human capital and entrepreneurial success and to give answer to the question: To what extent do educational level, the field of study and additional training explain the success of Dutch entrepreneurs? Individual data from a Dutch panel self-employment study is used as a basis for the conduct of a cross-sectional study and a multivariate regression analysis. The intention of this analytical approach is to investigate the causal relationship between human capital attributes, associated with knowledge and skills acquisition, and performance outcome of Dutch entrepreneurs. The final results show that the observed factors have a relative weak impact on entrepreneurial success. Another significant finding is that work-related experience has greater contribution to entrerpreneurial success than educational background.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:71 sociology, 83 economics, 85 business administration, organizational science, 88 social and public administration
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/70920
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