• Seminari: «Student Employment and Entrepreneurship»

  • Start: Wednesday, 10 February 15:00
    End: Wednesday, 10 February 16:00
  • Universitat de les Illes Balears, Carretera de Valldemossa, Palma, Espanya
  • A les 15 hores.

    En línia.

    A càrrec de Raquel Justo (Organization).

    Despite the efforts of many governments to promote entrepreneurship at universities, the rates of graduates who become entrepreneurs after graduation are still very low. Policy makers have often tried to implement entrepreneurship education programs, but practical instead of theoretical experiences might prove more efficient in encouraging students to en- gage in entrepreneurship. In this context, we examine the role of student employment on entrepreneurial propensity. Student employment is an increasingly common phenomenon whose implications for academic performance and success in paid employment have been widely investigated. However, little is known in relation to its potential effects on subse- quent entrepreneurial intentions. This study uses detailed register data from Denmark to identify the population of Danish university students and performs analyses of the effects of working while studying on the likelihood that the students become entrepreneurs within the first three years after exiting college. While estimates from naive regressions pointed to a negative effect, the effect turns positive when correcting for endogeneity. Moreover, the positive impact is stronger among those who worked in small firms and those with a diverse history of student employment in terms of number of firms and number of industries.

    You can find the full paper here