Explaining the causes of success and failure in the process of start-up and early growth of new firms in the Czech Republic

Time of realization: 2015
Financing: IGA FPH VŠE
Desription: Longitudinal studies of early-stage entrepreneurial activity help us understand the causal effects of a variety of factors influencing the future outcomes of this activity. The aim of the project was to analyse various factors influencing birth and discontinuance of nascent and early-stage entrepreneurial activity. We gathered the data from 371 early-stage entrepreneurs that were first captured in the frame of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor project in 2011 and 2013. Entrepreneurs were interviewed in three to four subsequent waves in between 2012 and 2015 and asked questions regarding their entrepreneurial activity and its outcomes. We employed regression analyses to analyse the effects of various factors influencing outcomes of early-stage entrepreneurial activity.
Main coordinator: doc. Ing. Mgr. Martin Lukeš, Ph.D.
Other participants from the Department of Entrepreneurship: Ing. Jan MarešIng. Ondřej Dvouletý
Outcomes: Several academic papers based on this project were published in journals with impact factor (Politická ekonomie, Ekonomický časopis, Prague Economic Papers) and presented at several important international conferences such as IECER 2014, ICAP 2014, MSED 2015, ICP 2016 and others.