Entrepreneurship Research Group Publications

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DIW Weekly Report 16/17/18 / 2019

Competitiveness and Convergence: Trade, Merger Control, Industry, and Innovation: Reports

2019| Tomaso Duso, Martin Gornig, Alexander S. Kritikos, Malte Rieth, Axel Werwatz
DIW Weekly Report 7/8/9 / 2019

Italy Must Foster High Growth Industries

Italy has yet to recover from the economic consequences of the financial and sovereign debt crisis that began more than a decade ago. In addition to losing 1.4 million jobs across the manufacturing and construction sectors, new industries driving growth across the EU, such as knowledge-intensive services, are instead stagnating in Italy. Previous structural reforms focused on deregulating the labor ...

2019| Stefan Gebauer, Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Kriwoluzky, Anselm Mattes, Malte Rieth
DIW aktuell 47 / 2020

Corona-Pandemie wird zur Krise für Selbständige

Durch den Nachfrageausfall in Folge der Corona-Krise haben viele Selbständige ihre Einkommensgrundlage – zumindest vorübergehend – teilweise oder sogar vollständig verloren. Rund 60 Prozent unter ihnen beklagen Einkommensverluste, während es bei den abhängig Beschäftigten etwa 15 Prozent sind. Rund die Hälfte der von der Krise negativ betroffenen Selbständigen verfügt nur für maximal drei Monate über ...

2020| Alexander S. Kritikos, Daniel Graeber, Johannes Seebauer
Diskussionspapiere 1829 / 2019

What Makes an Employer?

As the policy debate on entrepreneurship increasingly centers on firm growth in terms of job creation, it is important to better understand which variables influence the first hiring decision and which ones influence the subsequent survival as an employer. Using the German Socioeconomic Panel (SOEP), we analyze what role individual characteristics of entrepreneurs play in sustainable job creation. ...

2019| Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen, Alexander S. Kritikos
Diskussionspapiere 1788 / 2019

Agglomeration Economies and the Firm TFP: Different Effects across Industries

This paper analyzes the effect of agglomeration economies on firms’ total factor productivity. We propose the use of a control function approach to overcome the econometric issue inherent to the two-stage approach commonly used in the literature. Estimations are conducted separately for four industry groups, defined by technological intensity, to allow for non-uniform effects of agglomeration economies ...

2019| Martin Gornig, Alexander Schiersch
Diskussionspapiere 1774 / 2018

Firm Size and Innovation in the Service Sector

A rich literature links knowledge inputs with innovative outputs. However, most of what is known is restricted to manufacturing. This paper analyzes whether the three aspects involving innovative activity - R&D; innovative output; and productivity - hold for knowledge intensive services. Combining the models of Crepon et al. (1998) and of Ackerberg et al. (2015), allows for causal interpretation of ...

2018| David B. Audretsch, Marian Hafenstein, Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch
Diskussionspapiere 1763 / 2018

Prediction Based on Entrepreneurship-Prone Personality Profiles: Sometimes Worse Than the Toss of a Coin

The human personality predicts a wide range of activities and occupational choices—from musical sophistication to entrepreneurial careers. However, which method should be applied if information on personality traits is used for prediction and advice? In psychological research, group profiles are widely employed. In this contribution, we examine the performance of profiles using the example of career ...

2018| Alexander Konon, Alexander Kritikos
Diskussionspapiere 1732 / 2018

Business Cycles and Start-Ups across Industries: An Empirical Analysis of German Regions

We analyze whether start-up rates in different industries systematically change with business cycle variables. Using a unique data set at the industry level, we mostly find correlations that are consistent with counter-cyclical influences of the business cycle on entries in both innovative and non-innovative industries. Entries into the largescale industries, including the innovative part of manufacturing, ...

2018| Alexander Konon, Michael Fritsch, Alexander S. Kritikos
SOEPpapers 1061 / 2019

What Makes an Employer?

As the policy debate on entrepreneurship increasingly centers on firm growth in terms of job creation, it is important to better understand which variables influence the first hiring decision and which ones influence the subsequent survival as an employer. Using the German Socio-economic Panel (SOEP), we analyze what role individual characteristics of entrepreneurs play in sustainable job creation. ...

2019| Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen, Alexander S. Kritikos
SOEPpapers 1012 / 2018

Prediction Based on Entrepreneurship-Prone Personality Profiles: Sometimes Worse Than the Toss of a Coin

The human personality predicts a wide range of activities and occupational choices—from musical sophistication to entrepreneurial careers. However, which method should be applied if information on personality traits is used for prediction and advice? In psychological research, group profiles are widely employed. In this contribution, we examine the performance of profiles using the example of career ...

2018| Alexander Konon, Alexander Kritikos
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