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    Access to Digital Finance: Equity Crowdfunding across Countries and Platforms

    Financing entrepreneurship spurs innovation and economic growth. Digital financial platforms that crowdfund equity for entrepreneurs have emerged globally, yet they remain poorly understood. We model equity crowdfunding in terms of the relationship between the number of investors and the amount of money raised per pitch. We examine heterogeneity in the average amount raised per pitch that is associated ...

    In: PloS one 19 (2024), 1, e0293292, 17 S. | Saul Estrin, Susanna Khavul, Alexander S. Kritikos, Jonas Löher
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    German Financial State Aid during Covid-19 Pandemic: Higher Impact among Digitalized Self-Employed

    In: Entrepreneurship & Regional Development 36 (2024), 1/2, S. 76-97 | Irene Bertschek, Jörn Block, Alexander S. Kritikos, Caroline Stiel
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    To Diversify or Not? The Link between Global Sourcing of ICT Goods And Firm Performance

    We analyse variation in firm performance as a function of the international diversification of ICT imports by firms. Drawing on administrative data from 2010 and 2014 on nearly 4000 German manufacturing firms, we find that firms with ICT sourcing that is diversified across multiple countries perform better than similar, less-diversified firms. This finding holds true for two performance metrics (value ...

    In: Economics of Innovation and New Technology (2024), im Ersch. [online first: 2024-02-02] | Alexander Schiersch, Irene Bertschek, Thomas Niebel
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    Remunicipalization, Corporatization, and Outsourcing: The Performance of Public-Sector Firms after Reorganization

    This article investigates the impact of reorganization on productivity within public-sector firms addressing the owners' composition, the board-management relationship, and the management's decision to outsource activities. Considering a large panel of 2,325 German municipally owned utilities between 2003 and 2014, firm-level productivity is estimated based on a control function approach. Contrary ...

    In: International Public Management Journal 26 (2023), 4, S. 463–488 | Caroline Stiel
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    A Lasting Crisis Affects R&D Decisions of Smaller Firms: The Greek Experience

    We use the prolonged Greek crisis as a case study to understand how a lasting economic shock affects the innovation strategies of firms in economies with moderate innovation activities. Adopting the 3-stage CDM model, we explore the link between R&D, innovation, and productivity for different size groups of Greek manufacturing firms during the prolonged crisis. At the first stage, we find that the ...

    In: The Journal of Technology Transfer 48 (2023), 4, S. 1161–1175 | Ioannis Giotopoulos, Alexander S. Kritikos, Aggelos Tsakanikas
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    Technological Relatedness and Industrial Transformation: Introduction to the Special Issue

    This article introduces eleven research articles that connect concepts of technological relatedness and diffusion with the transformation of industrial and innovation systems. These studies focus on the role of knowledge spillovers, regional variations in innovation and performance, and the evolution of new technologies, such as green and digital technologies. Regional capabilities and ability to diversify ...

    In: The Journal of Technology Transfer 48 (2023), 3, S. 469–475 | Sara Amoroso, Dario Diodato, Bronwyn H. Hall, Pietro Moncada-Paternò-Castello
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    Pandemic Depression: COVID-19 and the Mental Health of the Self-Employed

    We investigate the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on self-employed people’s mental health. Using representative longitudinal survey data from Germany, we reveal differential effects by gender: whereas self-employed women experienced a substantial deterioration in their mental health, self-employed men displayed no significant changes up to early 2021. Financial losses are important in explaining these ...

    In: Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 47 (2023), 3, S. 788-830 | Marco Caliendo, Daniel Graeber, Alexander S. Kritikos, Johannes Seebauer
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    Self-Efficacy and Entrepreneurial Performance of Start-Ups

    Self-efficacy reflects the self-belief that one can persistently perform difficult and novel tasks while coping with adversity. As such beliefs reflect how individuals behave, think, and act, they are key for successful entrepreneurial activities. While existing literature mainly analyzes the influence of the task-related construct of entrepreneurial self-efficacy, we take a different perspective and ...

    In: Small Business Economics 61 (2023), S. 1027–1051 | Marco Caliendo, Alexander S. Kritikos, Daniel Rodríguez, Claudia Stier
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    The Influence of Start-Up Motivation on Entrepreneurial Performance

    Predicting entrepreneurial development based on individual and business-related characteristics is a key objective of entrepreneurship research. In this context, we investigate whether the motives of becoming an entrepreneur influence the subsequent entrepreneurial development. In our analysis, we examine a broad range of business outcomes including survival and income, as well as job creation, and ...

    In: Small Business Economics 61 (2023), S. 869–889 | Marco Caliendo, Alexander S. Kritikos, Claudia Stier
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    Personality Characteristics and the Decision to Hire

    As the policy debate on entrepreneurship increasingly centers on firm growth in terms of job creation, it is important to understand whether the personality of entrepreneurs drives the first hiring in their firms. Using the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP), we analyze to what extent personality traits influence the probability of becoming an employer. The results indicate that personality matters. ...

    In: Industrial and Corporate Change 31 (2022), 3, S. 736–761 | Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen, Alexander S. Kritikos
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