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dc.creatorContín Pilart, Ignacioes_ES
dc.creatorMartín Sánchez, Víctores_ES
dc.creatorLarraza Kintana, Martínes_ES
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-22T14:17:51Z
dc.date.available2018-11-22T14:17:51Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.issn1554-7191 (Print)es_ES
dc.identifier.issn1555-1938 (Electronic)es_ES
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2454/31451
dc.description.abstractThis paper uses social comparison theory to explore the effect that the average size of established businesses at the regional (provincial) level may have on start-up size. It is argued that established entrepreneurs at the regional level become referents of new entrepreneurs, influencing not only the decision to become entrepreneurs but also the characteristics of the new venture, such as its initial size. Specifically, the greater the average size of established businesses at the provincial level, the bigger the start-up size of new ventures. This paper further considers how this effect is moderated by two key individual level variables: knowing an entrepreneur personally (i.e., close social referent), and being the owner and manager of an existing business (i.e., past entrepreneurial and managerial experience). Predictions are tested using data that combine individual- and provincial-level information in Spain over the period 2008–2014. The results show the positive relationship of the average size of established businesses on new venture start-up size, and that this effect decreases when the entrepreneurs have previous entrepreneurial experience.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThe authors appreciate the valuable comments from José Ernesto Amorós and David Urbano at the IAM conference 2015 in Chile and from the two anonymous reviewers. Martin Larraza-Kintana acknowledges financial support by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness research project ECO2013-48496-C4-2-R. Ignacio Contín-Pilart acknowledges financial support by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness research project ECO2013-46954-C3-1-R. Victor Martin Sanchez acknowl- edges financial support by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness research project ECO2013- 48496-C4-4-R. We also thank the GEM project for its support to this research.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.publisherSpringeren
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, march 2018, vol. 14, issue 1, pp. 173–194en
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2017. Open Access. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.en
dc.subjectStart-up sizeen
dc.subjectReferent choice selectionen
dc.subjectMultilevel analysisen
dc.titleThe influence of entrepreneurs’ social referents on start-up sizeen
dc.typeArtículo / Artikuluaes
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversidad Pública de Navarra. Departamento de Gestión de Empresases_ES
dc.contributor.departmentNafarroako Unibertsitate Publikoa. Enpresen Kudeaketa Sailaeu
dc.rights.accessRightsAcceso abierto / Sarbide irekiaes
dc.rights.accessRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11365-017-0454-7
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/ECO2013-48496
dc.relation.projectIDinfo:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/1PE/ECO2013-46954
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11365-017-0454-7
dc.type.versionVersión publicada / Argitaratu den bertsioaes
dc.type.versioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersionen


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