1 Lokal og Regional Udvikling, The Faculty of Engineering and Science (ENG), Aalborg University, VBN2 Innovative Fisheries Management, IFM, The Faculty of Engineering and Science (ENG), Aalborg University, VBN3 The Faculty of Engineering and Science (TECH), Aalborg University, VBN4 Department of Business and Management, The Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University, VBN5 The Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University, VBN6 Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behavior, The Faculty of Social Sciences, Aalborg University, VBN
Creative People and Social Network
The entrepreneurial dynamics of urban and rural areas are different, and this paper explores creativity and social networks factors in both places. The probabilities of becoming an entrepreneur and of surviving are analyzed. The results are based on longitudinal data combined with a questionnaire, utilizing responses from 1,108 entrepreneurs and 420 non-entrepreneurs. Creativity is only found to be relevant for start-up in urban areas, but it does not influence survival in any of the two areas. The social network matters, in particular in rural areas. By combining the person and the environment, common entrepreneurship beliefs can be questioned and entrepreneurship theory benefited.
Regional Studies, 2014, Vol 48, Issue 1, p. 139-153
entrepreneurship; urban; rural; creativity; social network