Jochen Späth

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The present contribution addresses the question whether and how qualitative aspects of employment—like weekly hours of work, wages or qualification—differ between new and established firms. Although a wide strand of literature in entrepreneurship research analyses the employment effects of start-ups vs. incumbent firms, our knowledge about differences in(More)
The present contribution examines whether and how young firms and incumbents differ with regard to selected aspects of work forms and work organization in order to assess their roles for the qualitative changes of work in industrialized countries. Conceptually, we emanate from the approach of negotiated order and we empirically ground our research upon(More)
While the majority of existing studies on the determinants of post‐entry firm growth focus on the role of the founders or on the impact of firm‐specific characteristics like size, age or industry affiliation, a possible impact of the characteristics of a start‐up’s workforce on post‐entry growth has been widely neglected in the literature so far. Based upon(More)
This study compares the responses of a sample of Americans in Illinois and West Germans in North-Rhine Westphalia on the basis of symptom perception, symptom experience, physician utilization and health-locus-of-control. The hypothesis that as socioeconomic status increases, the more likely the individual is to manifest and behavior favorable toward(More)
Previous research on physician utilization has shown that variables found significant in many traditional social psychologic studies (process models) often lack predictive strength if utilized in multivariate research (prediction models). To address this problem, a variable was created that measures both the presence of symptoms and the person's own(More)