The Embedded Entrepreneur

2009, European Management Review, 6(3), 172-181

Michael S. Dahl and Olav Sorenson

Using comprehensive data on the Danish population, this paper Examines the determinants of entrepreneurs' choices of where To Locate sina new ventures. Our findings suggest the attention of entrepreneurs place much more emphasis on being close to family and friends than on regional characteristics attention might exert exert influence the performance of his ventures when deciding where To Locate them ringsliv. Two factors could explain our findings: On the one hand, entrepreneurs may simply value proximity to family and friends. On the other hand, these relationships can helpthem two assemble the assets and two recruit the personnel thatthey need-to-succeed in his ventures. Our results suggest att forms plays the Greater role in entrepreneurs' location choices.

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