Renascence after post-mortem: the choice of accelerated repeat entrepreneurship

Guerrero, Maribel and Peña-Legazkue, Iñaki (2019) Renascence after post-mortem: the choice of accelerated repeat entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics, 52 (1). pp. 47-65. ISSN 0921-898X

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We develop and empirically test why, when, and how entrepreneurs choose to rapidly re-engage in firm creation after business closure. We draw on the notions of human capital, knowledge spillovers, and business cycles to build a comprehensive framework aimed at better understanding the choice of accelerated repeat entrepreneurship. The tests performed using data from multiple countries and several periods consistently reveal that after business termination, the likelihood of rapidly re-engaging in entrepreneurship is positively influenced by the experiential capital of entrepreneurs (i.e., skills developed from launching new businesses and innovative products in previous organizations). Furthermore, this positive relationship is clearly heightened by favorable business cycle and spatial context conditions. Results are expected to shed some light on the circumstances under which repeat entrepreneurship rapidly occurs before second opportunities vanish. A timely action by policy makers is recommended to promote repeat entrepreneurship.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Repeat entrepreneurship, Experiential capital, Human capital, Knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship (KSTE), Business cycles, Serial entrepreneurs
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2018 08:30
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 09:46

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