Fail but try again? The effects of age, gender, and multiple-owner experience on failed entrepreneurs' reentry

Massimo Baù, Philipp Sieger, Kimberly A. Eddleston*, Francesco Chirico

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Abstract

We investigate what leads failed entrepreneurs to reenter entrepreneurship by taking a developmental career perspective. Specifically, we hypothesize that the age of failed entrepreneurs has a nonlinear relationship with the likelihood of reentering entrepreneurship that follows different career stages (early, middle, and late). The gender of failed entrepreneurs and multiple-owner experience in the failed firm are hypothesized to be moderators of this relationship. We test our hypotheses using a database consisting of the Swedish population, including 4,761 entrepreneurs who failed between 2000 and 2004. Analyzing their career paths over the years following their failure offers support for our theoretical expectations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)909-941
Number of pages33
JournalEntrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2017
Externally publishedYes

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