Why do some people become entrepreneurs while others stay in paid employment? Searching for a distinctive set of entrepreneurial skills that matches the profile of the entrepreneurial task, Lazear (2005) introduced a theoretical model featuring skill variety for entrepreneurs. He argues that because entrepreneurs perform many different tasks, they should be multi-skilled in various areas. We investigate whether a variety of early interests and activities in adolescence predicts subsequent variety in skills and knowledge. We also investigate determinants of skill variety and variety of early interests and activities.
Kriegar, Alexander; Stuetzer, Michael; Obschonka, Martin; and Salmela-Aro, Katariina
"ORIGINS AND DEVELOPMENT OF SKILL VARIETY IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 37
, Article 10.
Available at: https://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol37/iss3/10