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Job creators

Cowling, Marc and Taylor, Mark P and Mitchell, Peter (2004) 'Job creators.' Manchester School, 72 (5). pp. 601-617. ISSN 1463-6786

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Job creation is perhaps the key political and economic issue of our time, yet this is one of only three papers to date to consider the nature of job creation amongst the self-employed. We develop a utility based model of self-employment which allows for the self-employed with employees. The theory predicts that the higher the endowment of human capital the greater the likelihood of the entrepreneur employing additional labour, subject to overcoming any capital constraints. Empirical testing suggests that the decision to hire employees is related to work and lifetime experiences rather than academic achievements.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute for Social and Economic Research
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2013 11:01
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2013 11:01

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