New Firm Creation in the United States

Initial Explorations with the PSED II Data Set


ISBN: 978-0-387-09522-6 (Print) 978-0-387-09523-3 (Online)
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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii

  2. Nascent Entrepreneurs

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 18-18

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 1-15


    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 19-34

      Social Motives in the PSED II

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 35-49

      Contextual Motivation and Growth Aspirations Among Nascent Entrepreneurs

    5. Book Chapter

      Pages 51-67

      Family Background and Influence on Nascent Entrepreneurs

  3. Start-Up Teams

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 70-70

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 71-94

      Owner Contributions and Equity

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 95-114

      Business Owner Demography, Human Capital, and Social Networks

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 115-133

      Owner Founders, Nonowner Founders and Helpers

  4. The Start-Up Process

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 136-136

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 137-155

      Institutional Isomorphism, Business Planning, and Business Plan Revision: The Differential Impact on Teams Versus Solo Entrepreneurs

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 157-183

      The Role of Human and Social Capital and Technology in Nascent Ventures

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 185-216

      Financing the Emerging Firm: Comparisons Between PSED I and PSED II

  5. Emergence of a New Firm

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 218-218

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 219-237

      Reconceiving the Gestation Window: The Consequences of Competing Definitions of Firm Conception and Birth

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 239-259

      Start-Up Activities and New Firm Characteristics

  6. Cross-Study Comparisons

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 262-262

    2. Book Chapter

      Pages 263-278

      PSED II and the Comprehensive Australian Study of Entrepreneurial Emergence [CAUSEE]

    3. Book Chapter

      Pages 279-302

      PSED II and the Kauffman Firm Survey

    4. Book Chapter

      Pages 303-306

      Future Opportunities

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 307-342