Transition to Entrepreneurship from the Public Sector: Predispositional and Contextual Effects

@article{zcan2009TransitionTE,
  title={Transition to Entrepreneurship from the Public Sector: Predispositional and Contextual Effects},
  author={Serden {\"O}zcan and Toke Reichstein},
  journal={Management Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={55},
  pages={604-618}
}
S of career dynamics implicitly claim that government employees are not entrepreneurial. Utilizing longitudinal data from the U.S. Panel Study for Income Dynamics, we investigate the reasons for the low rate of entrepreneurship from the public sector. We conjecture that it is due to labor market matching processes and the bureaucratic nature of public organizations and bureaucratization of individuals. Our life-course analysis identifies labor market matching as a major determinant… CONTINUE READING