PhD project: Institutions and Entrepreneurship, Erasmus School of Economics

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Do you have the drive and ambition to become an excellent researcher? Do you want to join our team of researchers in the field of Applied Economics in Entrepreneurship and Strategy? This is your chance: Erasmus School of Economics is hiring PhD. candidates! The goal of this PhD project is to investigate and understand the impact of institutions on the decision of special target groups to start their own business as well as on their performance and wellbeing.

Potential research question may concern: What makes self-employment a good career choice for these special groups, if at all? What formal and informal institutions enhance a good environment-fit for entrepreneurship for special groups? To what extent does a good environment- fit enhance entrepreneurial outcomes in terms of performance, wellbeing and satisfaction? Is there a link between institutions, type of special group and the type of business such as in terms of societal goals and relevance? Potential datasets you may be working with may include: the longitudinal US Health and Retirement Study, the German Socio-Economic Panel data (SOEP), English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA) and the Dutch Longitudinal Internet Studies for the Social sciences (LISS).

See for more information: https://www.erim.eur.nl/doctoral-programme/phd-in-management/phd-projects/detail/1429-institutions-and-entrepreneurship/

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