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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?

2018| Alexander Konon, Alexander Kritikos
Monographien

The Social-Ecological Market Economy in Germany: General Characteristics, Main Features and Current Challenges of a Unique and Successful Economic System

Maintaining high social and environmental standards may be costly in the short term, but these high standards are also key drivers for productivity, growth and sustained long-term technological development. Germany’s general approach is actively ...

Bonn: GIZ, 2018, 35 S. | Lars Handrich, Alexander Kritikos, Anselm Mattes, Franziska Neumann
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Industry Conversion Tables for German Firm-Level Data

In: Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik (2020), im Ersch. [online first: 2019-09-21] | Steffi Dierks, Alexander Schiersch, Jan Stede
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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: Small Business Economics 53 (2019), 1, S. 1-20 | Alexander Konon, Alexander S. Kritikos
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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 ...

In: Journal of Business Venturing 33 (2018), 6, S. 742-761 | Alexander Konon, Michael Fritsch, Alexander S. Kritikos
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“I Want to, But I Also Need to”: Start-Ups Resulting from Opportunity and Necessity

When unemployed persons start businesses, they are often characterized as necessity entrepreneurs because push motives, namely their unemployment, likely prompted their decision. Based on a panel data set of more than 2600 start-ups by unemployed ...

In: From Industrial Organization to Entrepreneurship : A Tribute to David B. Audretsch
S. 247-265
| Marco Caliendo, Alexander S. Kritikos
Monographien

Parental Labour Supply Responses to the Abolition of Day Care Fees

This paper provides evidence that low private contributions to highly subsidised day care constrain mothers from working longer hours. We study the effects of a reform that abolished day care fees in Germany on parental labour supply. The reform ...

Bonn: IZA, 2019, 46 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 12780)
| Mathias Huebener, Astrid Pape, C. Katharina Spiess
Monographien

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 ...

Bonn: IZA, 2019, 46 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 12742)
| Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen, Alexander S. Kritikos
Monographien

Immigration and the Evolution of Local Cultural Norms

We study the local evolution of cultural norms in West Germany in reaction to the sudden presence of East Germans who migrated to the West after reunification. These migrants grew up with very high rates of maternal employment, whereas West German ..

Bonn: IZA, 2019, 67 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 12509)
| Sophia Schmitz, Felix Weinhardt
Monographien

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 -

Bonn: IZA, 2018, 46 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 12035)
| David Audretsch, Marian Hafenstein, Alexander S. Kritikos, Alexander Schiersch
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