Fail But Try Again? The Effects of Age, Gender, and Multiple-Owner Experience on Failed Entrepreneurs’ Reentry

Bau, Massimo; Sieger, Philipp; Eddleston, Kim; Chirico, Francesco (2017). Fail But Try Again? The Effects of Age, Gender, and Multiple-Owner Experience on Failed Entrepreneurs’ Reentry. Entrepreneurship theory and practice, 41(6), pp. 909-941. Wiley 10.1111/etap.12233

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We investigate what leads failed entrepreneurs to reenter entrepreneurship by taking a developmental career perspective. Specifically, we hypothesize that the age of failed entrepreneurs has a nonlinear relationship with the likelihood of reentering entrepreneurship that follows different career stages (early, middle, and late). The gender of failed entrepreneurs and multiple-owner experience in the failed firm are hypothesized to be moderators of this relationship. We test our hypotheses using a database consisting of the Swedish population, including 4,761 entrepreneurs who failed between 2000 and 2004. Analyzing their career paths over the years following their failure offers support for our theoretical expectations.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Business Management > Institute of Innovation Management > Management

UniBE Contributor:

Sieger, Philipp

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations

ISSN:

1540-6520

Publisher:

Wiley

Language:

English

Submitter:

Philipp Sieger

Date Deposited:

26 Jul 2016 10:21

Last Modified:

22 Oct 2019 22:06

Publisher DOI:

10.1111/etap.12233

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Failed entrepreneurs, reentry, developmental career perspective

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.84175

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/84175

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