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Working Papers

Middle-Class Entrepreneurship and the Effect of Social Capital


Code:IDB-WP-318

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Published: July 2012

This version: June 2014

Language: English

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Abstract:

This paper surveys Ecuadorian entrepreneurs to ascertain the differences between middle-class and upper-class entrepreneurs and identify the variables associated with the “success” of a business. The paper also explores the variables that can determine the probability of upward intergenerational mobility. The paper finds that, although the level of social capital among Ecuadorian entrepreneurs is weak, it positively affects the chances of being a dynamic entrepreneur.

 

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