Entrepreneurship, Human Capital and the Labour Market

Forskningsenhed: CEBR

The entrepreneur is generally believed to play an important role in the modern economy as an engine of growth, a creator of innovations, and a source of flexibility. Thus, the concept of “entrepreneurship” often appears in the modern growth literature and is often advocated as an important economic factor in the political debate. The substance of this concept, however, often remains rather vague. Although there is a growing literature on entrepreneurship, our understanding of the involved issues is still far from perfect. Detailed descriptive studies of entrepreneurs and their activities are already in place – at least in the case of Denmark, see the National Agency for Enterprise and Housing (2003) – but existing theoretical studies of the causes and consequences of entrepreneurship are limited and point in different directions, see, e.g., Lazear (2003) and Fonseca, Lopez-Garcia, and Pissarides (2001).

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You can read the Journal article Entrepreneurship, job creation and wage growth, Small Business Economics, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC. 2009, Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, Bertel Schjerning & Anders Sørensen here

Below you can read all the Working papers:

Earnings, Uncertainty, and the Self-Employment Choice by Daniel le Maire & Bertel Schjerning, DP- 2007-04
Labour Market Institutions, Learning, and Self-Employment by Nikolaj Malchow-Møller & James R. Markusen & Jan Rose Skaksen, 2006-24
Is Self-Employment Really a Bad Experience? by Ulrich Kaiser & Nikolaj Malchow-Møller, 2006-20, Nov. 8, 2006
Returns to Schooling in Self-Employment by Jens Iversen & Nikolaj Malchow-Møller & Anders Sørensen 2006-19, November 13, 2006, Centre for Economic and Business Research
Foreign Firms, Domestic Wages by Nikolaj Malchow-Møller & James Markussen, (March 2007). NBER Working Paper No. W13001
Defining and Measuring Entrepreneurship by Jens Iversen, Rasmus Jørgensen, Nikolaj Malchow-Møller & Bertel Schjerning, DP-2005-17