What Determines the Growth Ambition of Dutch Early-Stage Entrepreneurs?

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Ingrid Verheul ; Linda van Mil (2008)

This paper investigates the determinants of the ambition to grow among Dutch early-stage entrepreneurs (nascents and young business owners). We use Adult Population Survey data of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) for the Netherlands. Merging cross-sectional dat... View more
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