- J.S. Cramer
C.M. van Praag
- Low risk aversion encourages the choice for entrepreneurship: an empirical test of a truism
- Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization
- Publication Year
- 29 - 36
- Series Number
- Document type
- article in journal
- Faculty of Economics and Business
- Amsterdam School of Economics Research Institute (ASE-RI)
- Entrepreneurship is historically associated with risk bearing. Consequently, risk attitude is widely believed to affect the selection of individuals into entrepreneurial positions. The data support the supposedly negative effect of risk aversion on entrepreneurship selection. However, we do not feel enough confident about our measure of risk attitude to conclude anything concerning the causality of this relationship.
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