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dc.contributor.advisorSauermann, Henry
dc.contributor.authorSell, Briana Christine
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-21T14:27:08Z
dc.date.available2015-09-21T14:27:08Z
dc.date.created2015-08
dc.date.issued2015-07-24
dc.date.submittedAugust 2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/53944
dc.description.abstractI examine the role of human capital in shaping entrepreneurial activity by studying the entrepreneurial careers of scientists and engineers from entry to exit. I analyze how the development of human capital through education and employment affects entrepreneurial entry, performance, and exit. Empirically I utilize the restricted-use National Science Foundation (NSF) Scientists and Engineers Statistical Data System (SESTAT) which is a large data set focused on scientists and engineers to identify possible drivers of transitions to entrepreneurship amongst knowledge workers. Additionally, I am able to analyze the extent to which transitioning to entrepreneurship allows scientists and engineers to increase their financial and non-financial work outcomes and finally, what mechanisms are associated with their exit from entrepreneurship and subsequent return to wage work.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technology
dc.subjectEntrepreneurship
dc.subjectHuman capital
dc.titleHuman capital and the entrepreneurial careers of scientists and engineers
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePh.D.
dc.contributor.departmentBusiness
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
dc.contributor.committeeMemberThompson, Peter
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHiggins, Matthew
dc.contributor.committeeMemberSwider, Brian
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHamilton, Barton
dc.date.updated2015-09-21T14:27:08Z


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