Exploring the Entrepreneurial Society
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Exploring the Entrepreneurial Society

Institutions, Behaviors and Outcomes

Edited by Jean Bonnet, Marcus Dejardin and Domingo García-Pérez-De-Lema

Entrepreneurship is the engine of economic development, which in turn impacts upon the challenges facing future entrepreneurs. This timely book explores institutional, behavioural and policy issues of primary importance to understanding the entrepreneurial society. Topics covered include entrepreneurship in relation to formal and informal institutions; entrepreneurial choice, orientation and success; entrepreneurial behaviours; entrepreneurial finance, growth and economic crises; and entrepreneurship, social dimensions and outcomes.
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Chapter 8: The labor market and successful entrepreneurship

Jean Bonnet and Nicolas Le Pape


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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