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SOEPpapers 369 / 2011

Personality Characteristics and the Decision to Become and Stay Self-Employed

This paper systematically investigates whether different kinds of personality characteristics influence entrepreneurial development. On the basis of a large, representative household panel survey, we examine the extent to which the Big Five traits ..

2011| Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen, Alexander S. Kritikos
Monographien

Personality Characteristics and the Decision to Become and Stay Self-Employed

Bonn: IZA, 2011, 61 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 5566)
| Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen, Alexander S. Kritikos
SOEPpapers 370 / 2011

Measuring Individual Risk Attitudes in the Lab: Task or Ask? An Empirical Comparison

This paper compares two prominent empirical measures of individual risk attitudes - the Holt and Laury (2002) lottery-choice task and the multi-item questionnaire advocated by Dohmen, Falk, Huffman, Schupp, Sunde and Wagner (forthcoming) - with ...

2011| Jan-Erik Lönnqvist, Markku Verkasalo, Gari Walkowitz, Philipp C. Wichardt
Diskussionspapiere 1113 / 2011

Personality Characteristics and the Decision to Become and Stay Self-Employed

This paper systematically investigates whether different kinds of personality characteristics influence entrepreneurial development. On the basis of a large, representative household panel survey, we examine the extent to which the Big Five traits ..

2011| Marco Caliendo, Frank M. Fossen, Alexander S. Kritikos
SOEPpapers 343 / 2010

Personality Traits, Self-Employment, and Professions

We investigate the effect of broad personality traits - the Big Five - on an individual's decision to become self-employed. In particular, we test an overall indicator of the entrepreneurial personality. Since we find that the level of selfemployment

2010| Michael Fritsch, Alina Rusakova
Monographien

Economic Preferences and Attitudes of the Unemployed: Are Natives and Second Generation Migrants Alike?

Bonn: IZA, 2010, 27 S.
(Discussion Paper Series / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ; 5380)
| Amelie F. Constant, Annabelle Krause, Ulf Rinne, Klaus F. Zimmermann
SOEPpapers 658 / 2014

The Impact of Education on Personality: Evidence from a German High School Reform

This paper investigates the short-term effects of a reduction in the length of high school on students' personality traits using a school reform carried out at the state level in Germany as a quasi-natural experiment. Starting in 2001, academic-track

2014| Sarah Dahmann, Silke Anger
SOEPpapers 623 / 2013

Intrinsic Motivations of Public Sector Employees: Evidence for Germany

We examine differences in altruism and laziness between public sector employees and private sector employees. Our theoretical model predicts that the likelihood of public sector employment increases with a worker·s altruism, and increases or ...

2013| Robert Dur, Robin Zoutenbier
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Germany's Next Top Manager: Does Personality Explain the Gender Career Gap?

Many studies have focused on the influence of human capital and other 'objective' factors on career achievement. In our study, we go a step further by also looking at the impact of self-reported personality traits on differences in career chances. ..

In: Management Revue 22 (2011), 3, S. 240-273 | Simon Fietze, Elke Holst, Verena Tobsch
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