Academic Entrepreneurship

We examine the entrepreneurial process and success by following researchers over a three year time horizon. Only one out of six individuals with an entrepreneurial idea founded a business within the observed time period. However, most researchers, especially those with an invention, did not give up, but remained in the entrepreneurial process and might start a business later. We also find that female researchers are less likely to start a business when compared to their male counterparts, which can be explained by a stronger perception of entrepreneurial barriers like the lack of financial means. Entrepreneurial teams are more successful and create more jobs than solo entrepreneurs. Hybrid entrepreneurship is very likely among researchers as most business founders are part-time entrepreneurs.

Bijedic, T.; Chlosta, S.; Hossinger, S.; Kasdorf, A.; Schneck, S.; Schröder, C.; Werner, A. unter Mitarbeit von Nielen, S. und Oschmann, S. (2017): Gründungserfolg von Wissenschaftlern an deutschen Hochschulen, IfM Bonn: IfM-Materialien Nr. 257, Bonn.

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