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Whirlwind model of entrepreneurial ecosystem path dependence

The body of literature on entrepreneurial ecosystems (EEs) is rapidly expanding, but few studies have simultaneously examined their complexity, dynamics, and context. To better understand how they evolve, we introduce the notion of EE path …

12.09.2021 Open Access

Security token offerings

The sources of external capital that entrepreneurs can tap to finance their venture have considerably evolved in only one decade. Perhaps the most striking development is the reliance on digital platforms. From the 2010s, crowdfunding unfolded …

12.09.2021 Open Access

Economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on entrepreneurship and small businesses

The existential threat to small businesses, based on their crucial role in the economy, is behind the plethora of scholarly studies in 2020, the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Examining the 15 contributions of the special issue on the …

08.09.2021 Open Access

Does working at a start-up pay off?

Using representative linked employer-employee data for Germany, this paper analyzes short- and long-run differences in labor market performance of workers joining start-ups instead of incumbent firms. Applying entropy balancing and following …

04.09.2021 Open Access

CEO age, shareholder monitoring, and the organic growth of European firms

The question of why some firms grow faster than others is of high theoretical and practical importance. Beyond a wealth of studies based on stochastic models, firm growth has mostly been explained by looking at the structural characteristics of …

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Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal publishes rigorous research on entrepreneurship, self-employment, family firms, small and medium-sized firms, and new venture creation. The journal has a broad scope, including entrepreneurs' characteristics, occupational choice, new ventures and innovation, firms life courses and performance; as well as the role played by institutions and public policies within local, regional, national and international contexts. Articles published in Small Business Economics typically emphasize the economic and societal relevance of research findings. As a leading entrepreneurship journal, Small Business Economics publishes both theoretical and empirical papers, while encouraging interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research from a broad spectrum of disciplines and related fields.

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