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Christopher Goetz

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NBER Working Papers and Publications

July 2016The Promise and Potential of Linked Employer-Employee Data for Entrepreneurship Research
with Henry Hyatt, Erika McEntarfer, Kristin Sandusky
in Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses: Current Knowledge and Challenges, John Haltiwanger, Erik Hurst, Javier Miranda, and Antoinette Schoar, editors
In this paper, we highlight the potential for linked employer-employee data to be used in entrepreneurship research, describing new data on business start-ups, their founders and early employees, and providing examples of how they can be used to study the dynamics of new firms. Linked employer-employee data provide a unique perspective on new business creation by combining information on the business, workforce, and individual. By combining data on both workers and firms, linked data can answer many questions that owner-level or firm-level data cannot easily address alone - such as composition of the workforce at start-ups and their role in explaining business dynamics, the flow of workers across new and established firms, and the employment paths of the business owners themselves.
October 2015The Promise and Potential of Linked Employer-Employee Data for Entrepreneurship Research
with Henry Hyatt, Erika McEntarfer, Kristin Sandusky: w21639
In this paper, we highlight the potential for linked employer-employee data to be used in entrepreneurship research, describing new data on business start-ups, their founders and early employees, and providing examples of how they can be used in entrepreneurship research. Linked employer-employee data provides a unique perspective on new business creation by combining information on the business, workforce, and individual. By combining data on both workers and firms, linked data can investigate many questions that owner-level or firm-level data cannot easily answer alone - such as composition of the workforce at start-ups and their role in explaining business dynamics, the flow of workers across new and established firms, and the employment paths of the business owners themselves.

Published: The Promise and Potential of Linked Employer-Employee Data for Entrepreneurship Research, Christopher Goetz, Henry Hyatt, Erika McEntarfer, Kristin Sandusky. in Measuring Entrepreneurial Businesses: Current Knowledge and Challenges, Haltiwanger, Hurst, Miranda, and Schoar. 2017

 
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