Entrepreneurship and Arts Related Education
2012 (English)Conference paper (Refereed)
The aim of this paper is to shed light upon entrepreneurship among university graduates having different kinds of arts related education. After demonstrating the large differences between the nine groups concerning entrepreneurship rates, a dynamic model for occupational choice is outlined. The choice is assumed to be governed by the related demand and income and by the match between the skills required and the skills supplied implying that an alternative providing a better match might be preferred to one providing a higher income. Using data for Swedish graduates we show that the probability of becoming entrepreneur is strongly influenced by the area of education. We further show that compared to engineers artists are more interested in using their special skills and ready to “sacrifice” higher income against the possibility to express their talent.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Entrepreneurship, Arts, Education
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-76158OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-76158DiVA: diva2:490913
Western Regional Science Association 51st Annual Meeting, Hawaii, February 8-11, 2012
QC 201205162012-05-162012-02-062012-05-16Bibliographically approved