Do Entrepreneurs Matter?


In the large literature on …rm performance, economists have given little attention to entrepreneurs. We use deaths of more than 500 entrepreneurs as a source of exogenous variation, and ask whether this variation can explain shifts in …rm performance. Using longitudinal data, we …nd large and sustained e¤ects of entrepreneurs at all levels of the… (More)


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@inproceedings{Becker2012DoEM, title={Do Entrepreneurs Matter?}, author={Sascha O. Becker and Hans K. Hvidey}, year={2012} }