Management summary Research study „Determinants of solo and employer entrepreneurship in Visegrád countries: Findings from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia“
This study aims to extend the existing body of literature on the individual-level determinants of self-employed persons with (employer entrepreneurs) and without employees (solo self-employed individuals) from the perspective of four post-communist economies (i.e. Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia). The research is based on the three harmonised waves (2005, 2010 and 2015) of the European Survey on Working Conditions (EWCS). Methodologically, the study relies on the estimation of the multivariate regression models.
Obtained results show significant differences among employees, solo self-employed individuals and job creators, especially when it comes to the role of age, gender, education, previous experience, number of working hours and their determination. Job creators in Visegrád countries have, on average, more years of experience, and higher levels of education (tertiary), than wage-employees. This study provides a series of recommendations for future research on the role of family- and household-related characteristics, entrepreneurship-specific education and migration background.
Target Audience/Stakeholders: Entrepreneurs, researchers in the field of entrepreneurship
Citation: Dvouletý, O., & Orel, M. (2020). Determinants of solo and employer entrepreneurship in Visegrád countries: Findings from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia. Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1108/JEC-04-2020-0052