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Determinants of self-employment among commuters and non-commuters
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Industrial Economics.
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
Abstract [en]

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. © 2015 RSAI.

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Wiley-Blackwell, 2016. Vol. 95, no 4, 755- p.
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Entrepreneurship; individual attributes; regional attributes; networks; micro-level data
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-712DOI: 10.1111/pirs.12158ISI: 000387615400005ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84922382096OAI: diva2:815629
Available from: 2015-06-01 Created: 2015-05-28 Last updated: 2016-12-05Bibliographically approved

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