Skill matching among founders and employees?


Elisabeth Bublitz (Hamburg Institute of International Economics), Kristian Nielsen (Aalborg University), Florian Noseleit (University of Groningen) and Bram Timmermans (Norwegian School of Economics) recently published the article "Entrepreneurship, human capital, and labor demand: a story of signaling and matching" in Industrial and Corporate Change. Based on register data from both Denmark and Germany, the study investigates potential matching on qualification levels among founders and employees. Matching is supported for high-skilled founders and employees but not low-skilled, which indicates that the founder's human capital serves as a signal to attract employees.


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