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Social capital and entrepreneurship

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Batjargal, B., Liu, M. (2004). Entrepreneurs' Access to Private Equity in China: The Role of Social Capital. Organization Science 15 (2), 159-172

Drawing on Social network theory, this article argues for enhancing effects of social capital of...

Garofalo, G., Sabatini, F. (2008). Homo Oeconomicus? Dinamiche imprenditoriali in laboratorio. Bologna: Il Mulino

In che modo gli imprenditori compiono le loro scelte? La teoria economica tradizionale presuppone...

Guiso, L., Rustichini, A. (2011). What drives women out of entrepreneurship? The joint role of testosterone and culture

Exploiting variation across communities in indices correlated with women emancipation, we show that...

Guiso, L., Sapienza, P-, Zingales, L. (2006). Does Culture Affect Economic Outcomes? Journal of Economic Perspectives 20(2): 23-48

Until recently, economists have been reluctant to rely on culture as a possible determinant of...

Guiso, L., Sapienza, P., Zingales, L. (2009). Cultural biases in economic exchange? Quarterly Journal of Economics, 124 (3), 1095-1131.

How much do cultural biases affect economic exchange? We try to answer this questio by using data...

Guiso, L., Sapienza, P., Zingales, L. (2015). The value of corporate culture. Journal of Financial Economics 117(1): 60-76.

We study which dimensions of corporate culture are related to a firm׳s performance and why. We find...

Guiso, L., Sapienza, P., Zingales, L. (2016). Long term persistence. Journal of the European Economic Association 14-6, 1401–1436

We study whether a positive historical shock can generate long-term persistence in development. We...

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