Jean Bonnet and Nicolas Le Pape examine empirically the link between successful post-entry strategies of new entrepreneurs and their previous occupation in the labour market. They find that being a ‘pull’ entrepreneur – that is an individual drawn to entrepreneurship by positive motives such as an economic opportunity to be seized – is related to the implementation of successful post-entry strategies containing a higher degree of entrepreneurial behaviour. This is compared to ‘push’ entrepreneurs – individuals who are driven to entrepreneurship mainly because they suffer from a poor position in the labour market.
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