DECIDING ON AN ENTREPRENEURIAL CAREER: A TEST OF THE PULL AND PUSH HYPOTHESES USING THE PSED DATA.

@inproceedings{Schjoedt2005DECIDINGOA,
  title={DECIDING ON AN ENTREPRENEURIAL CAREER: A TEST OF THE PULL AND PUSH HYPOTHESES USING THE PSED DATA.},
  author={Leon Schjoedt and Kelly G. Shaver},
  year={2005}
}
We examine the long standing question in entrepreneurship: why do some, but not others, become entrepreneurs? More specifically, we test if job dissatisfaction "pushes" or the potential for increased life satisfaction "pulls" individuals to pursue an entrepreneurial career. We use the PSED data set to analyze if nascent entrepreneurs were "pulled" or "pushed" towards creating new ventures. For life satisfaction, we found no significant mean differences between two groups of nascent… CONTINUE READING