The influence of entrepreneurs’ social referents on start-up size
International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, pp. 173-194, 2017.
Start-up sizeReferent choice selectionMultilevel analysis
This 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 ...More
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