Determinants of self-employment among commuters and non-commuters
2016 (English)In: Papers in regional science (Print), ISSN 1056-8190, E-ISSN 1435-5957, Vol. 95, no 4, 755- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We analyse the determinants of self-employment and focus on the contextual environment. By distinguishing between commuters and non-commuters we are able to analyse the influence from the work and home environment, respectively. Our results indicate a significant difference between non-commuters and commuters in terms of the role of networks for becoming self-employed. Our results indicate that it is the business networks where people work, rather than where they live that exerts a positive influence on the probability of becoming self-employed. These effects are further robust over educational and occupational categories. Â© 2015 RSAI.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. Vol. 95, no 4, 755- p.
Entrepreneurship; individual attributes; regional attributes; networks; micro-level data
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:bth-712DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12158ISI: 000387615400005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84922382096OAI: oai:DiVA.org:bth-712DiVA: diva2:815629