Print page

Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Aging

Edited by Mikaela Backman, Assistant Professor Economics, Center for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Charlie Karlsson, Professor Emeritus of the Economics of Technological Change, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University and Professor Emeritus of Industrial Economics, Blekinge Institute of Technology and Orsa Kekezi, PhD Candidate, Center for Entrepreneurship and Spatial Economics, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping University, Sweden
Many developed countries are facing a demographic change with an increasing share of older individuals, yet little is known about how older workers will impact regional and national economies in terms of labor market dynamics. This Handbook deals with the important and emerging field of entrepreneurship among this group and focuses on the behavioral perspectives of this phenomenon; on innovation, dynamics and performance; and the ways entrepreneurship among the elderly looks within different countries.
Extent: c 448 pp
Hardback Price: $225.00 Web: $202.50
Publication Date: December 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78811 620 6
Availability: Not yet published
$0.00

Buy the E-Book @ paperback price

  • eISBN: 978 1 78811 621 3

Join our mailing list

  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Human Resource Management
  • Economics and Finance
  • Economics of Entrepreneurship
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Regional Studies
Many developed countries are facing a demographic change with an increasing share of older individuals, yet little is known about how older workers will impact regional and national economies in terms of labor market dynamics. One possible outcome of this new demographic structure is that more individuals will become entrepreneurs at an older age.

This Handbook contributes to the important and emerging field of entrepreneurship among this group and focuses on the behavioral perspectives of this phenomenon; on innovation, dynamics and performance; and the ways entrepreneurship among the elderly looks within different countries.

Researchers interested in the field of entrepreneurship among older workers and policy makers dealing with the effects of changing demographic settings within countries or regions will turn to this work to gain a better understanding of entrepreneurship and aging.
Contributors include: Z. Acs, M. Amaral, A.E. Brouwer, M. Cucculelli, M. Damman, H. Delfmann, M. Dragusin, R. Fonseca, M. Fritsch, M.M. Gielnik, J. Hessels, C. Holmquist, M. Klinthäll, B. Leick, R. Mariana, A. Maritz, C. Matos, H. Mayer, M. Mensmann, G. Micucci, S.C. Parker, H. Van Solinge, A. Sorgner, R. Sternberg, E. Sundin, P. van der Zwan, D. Welsh, M. Wyrwich, H. Zacher, T. Zhang


Contents:

Handbook of research on entrepreneurship and ageing: Introduction
Mikaela Backman, Charlie Karlsson, and Orsa Kekezi

PART I The international perspective
1. Entrepreneurship among older workers: International Evidence
Raquel Fonseca and Simon C. Parker

2. Senior entrepreneurship: global mapping of supporting initiatives and programs
Catarina Seco Matos and Miguel Amaral

3. Entrepreneurship and ageing: exploring an economic geography perspective
Heike Mayer and Birgit Leick

PART II Innovation, dynamics and performance
4. Are senior entrepreneurs less innovative than younger ones?
Rolf Sternberg

5. Entrepreneurial dynamics in the third age - a study of trajectories for start-ups by two cohorts of entrepreneurs/self-employed aged 55 and 60
Carin Holmquist, Elisabeth Sundin, and Martin Klinthäll

6. Founder tenure, firm performance, and the economic environment.
Marco Cucculelli and Giacinto Micucci

7. Different age effects by entrepreneur types: An investigation on U.S. boomer entrepreneurs
Zoltan Acs and Ting Zhang

PART III The behavioural perspective
8. Ageing and entrepreneurship: A psychological perspective
Hannes Zacher, Mona Mensmann, and Michael M. Gielnik

9. Grey entrepreneurship; entrepreneurship later in life and the pursuit of well-being
Aleid E. Brouwer and Heike Delfmann

10. Entrepreneurship and job satisfaction: the role of age
Michael Fritsch, Alina Sorgner, and Michael Wyrwich

11. Old age self-employment and work-related stress
Jolanda Hessels and Peter van der Zwan

PART IV Case Studies
12. Senior self-employment – the case of the Netherlands
Marleen Damman and Hanna van Solinge

13. Romania’s ageing population: entrepreneurship opportunities and challenges
Dianne H. B. Welsh, Mariana Dragusin, and Raluca Mariana Grosu

14.Senior entrepreneurship perspectives in Australia
Alex Maritz

15.Senior entrepreneurship: A case-study for Portugal
Miguel Amaral and Catarina Seco Matos

Index