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Title: Patterns of entrepreneurial career development: An optimal matching analysis approach
Authors: Zacher, H.
Biemann, T.
Gielnik, M.M.
Frese, M. 
Keywords: employment patterns
optimal matching analysis
socio-economic panel
Issue Date: 2012
Citation: Zacher, H.,Biemann, T.,Gielnik, M.M.,Frese, M. (2012). Patterns of entrepreneurial career development: An optimal matching analysis approach. International Journal of Developmental Sciences 6 (3-4) : 177-187. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Longitudinal studies of entrepreneurial career development are rare, and current knowledge of self-employment patterns and their relationships with individual difference characteristics is limited. In this study, the authors analyzed employment data from a subsample of 514 participants from the German Socio-Economic Panel study (1984-2008). Results of an optimal matching analysis indicated that a continuous self-employment pattern could be distinguished from four alternative employment patterns (change from employment to self-employment, full-time employees, part-time employees, and farmers). Results of a multinomial logistic regression analysis showed that certain socio-demographic characteristics (i.e., age and gender) and personality characteristics (i.e., conscientiousness and risk-taking propensity) were related to the likelihood of following a continuous self-employment pattern compared to the other employment patterns. Implications for future research on entrepreneurial career development are discussed.
Source Title: International Journal of Developmental Sciences
ISSN: 2192001X
DOI: 10.3233/DEV-2012-12111
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