Frédéric Delmar

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Based upon two strands of literature, this paper hypothesizes a U-shaped relationship between a country’s rate of entrepreneurial dynamics and its level of economic development. This would imply a different scope for entrepreneurship policy across subsequent stages of development. Regressing GEM’s 2002 data for nascent entrepreneurship in 36 countries on(More)
The process by which firm founders create new organizations is of considerable interest to evolutionary theorists and entrepreneurship researchers. In this paper we track the life histories of 225 new ventures initiated in the first nine months of 1998 by a random sample of Swedish firm founders. We explore the effect of the choice and order of firm(More)
This paper tests a real options model of stepwise entrepreneurial entry. We distinguish between part time and full time entry among the self employed in Swedish knowledge intensive industries. Two multinomial logit models tests the entry from employment to partor full time entry in 1998, and to subsequent full time entry in 1999. The empirical evidence(More)
In this paper we outline an evolutionary framework of entrepreneurial processes where by firms are started, grow, and exit from the market. We explain the important of such a framework in explaining both what contextual factor affects entrepreneurial processes and in explaining the distinction and interaction between self-employment and high-potential(More)
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