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Career Patterns in Self-Employment and Career Success

Koch, Michael, Park, Sarah, Zahra, Shaker A. (2020) Career Patterns in Self-Employment and Career Success. Journal of Business Venturing, 223 . Article Number 107531. ISSN 0883-9026. (doi:10.1016/j.jbusvent.2019.105998) (KAR id:79051)


A substantial body of research examines entry into and exit from self-employment. However, little is known about the career patterns of the self-employed, their transitions into and from self-employment and the success associated with different patterns of their careers. To address these issues, we examine the career patterns of individuals with self-employment experience and their relationship to objective and subjective career success using data from the German Household Panel (SOEP). Our results show that persistent self-employment careers have higher gross labor income and exhibit higher job and life satisfaction than all other self-employment career patterns.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2019.105998
Uncontrolled keywords: Career patterns; career success; self-employment
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5351 Business
Divisions: Divisions > Kent Business School - Division > Department of Leadership and Management
Depositing User: Michael Koch
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2019 15:56 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2021 00:00 UTC
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