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Record number 448274
Title The Impact of Domestic Drivers and Barriers on the Entrepreneurial Start-up Decision
Author(s) Lubberink, R.J.B.; Blok, V.; Ophem, J. van; Omta, S.W.F.
Event The 5th ELab symposium on Family Entrepreneurship: "a New Field of Research", Lyon, France, 2013-06-05/2013-06-05
Department(s) Management Studies
Publication type Contribution in proceedings
Publication year 2013
Abstract This paper explores the impact of the family network on the start-up decision byidentifying domestic drivers and barriers to entrepreneurship. For this, we used anadjusted model of work-family conflict theory, with special attention to the family lifecycle stages. In order to identify the drivers and barriers, 45 semi-structured interviewswith young start-up entrepreneurs were conducted.The findings in this study show that being in a one-person household, allows fulldevotion to the start-up life but there is lower intra-household social capital. Two- person households have the benefit of intra-household social capital but family timedemands and family involvement are higher, often leading to time and strain basedconflicts. Support from the partner is especially important with the presence of youngchildren who increase the family time demands and family involvement that are barriers, but this reduces with age.The findings indicated that the domestic network exerts influence on the moment tostart the company. This depends mainly on the level of family time demands, familyinvolvement and the fixed costs of living. New concepts like family life cycle stagesand low and flexible living costs, should therefore be added to work-family conflictmodels used in future entrepreneurship research
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