Revealing Entrepreneurial Talent

@article{Ferrante2005RevealingET,
  title={Revealing Entrepreneurial Talent},
  author={Francesco Ferrante},
  journal={Small Business Economics},
  year={2005},
  volume={25},
  pages={159-174}
}
  • F. Ferrante
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • Business, Economics
  • Small Business Economics
A society’s allocation of working time to entrepreneurial, organizational and learning activities is the main factor behind technical change and economic growth. Building on Lucas (1978) and Kihlstrom and Laffont (1979), in this paper I offer evidence that the amount of working time spent by small business owners in entrepreneurial activities affects the performance of the business and reveals their entrepreneurial talent. The intuition is that it is reasonable to allocate more of our time to… 

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