Can You Gig It ? An Empirical Examination of the Gig-Economy and Entrepreneurial Activity

  title={Can You Gig It ? An Empirical Examination of the Gig-Economy and Entrepreneurial Activity},
  • Published 2016
We examine how the entry of gig-economy platforms influences local entrepreneurial activity. On one hand, such platforms may reduce entrepreneurial activity by offering stable employment for the unand under-employed. On the other hand, such platforms may enable entrepreneurial activity by offering work flexibility that allows the entrepreneur to re-deploy resources strategically in order to pursue her nascent venture. To resolve this tension we exploit a set of natural experiments, the entry of… CONTINUE READING

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