Moving to Aarhus University

Posted: October 30th, 2015 | Filed under: Front, News | Comments Off on Moving to Aarhus University

Department of Management

 

 

 

On November 1st, I am moving to Aarhus University to become Professor of Entrepreneurship and Organizational Behavior at the Department of Management.Department of Management


Home Sweet Home: Entrepreneurs’ Location Choices and the Performance of Their Ventures – Out in print

Posted: June 17th, 2012 | Filed under: Front, Journal Papers, News, Research | Comments Off on Home Sweet Home: Entrepreneurs’ Location Choices and the Performance of Their Ventures – Out in print

Michael S. Dahl and Olav Sorenson

Entrepreneurs, even more than employees, tend to locate in regions in which they have deep roots (“home” regions). Here, we examine the performance implications of these choices. Whereas one might expect entrepreneurs to perform better in these regions because of their richer endowments of regionally embedded social capital, they might also perform worse if their location choices rather reflect a preference for spending time with family and friends. We examine this question using comprehensive data on Danish start-ups. Ventures perform better—survive longer and generate greater annual profits and cash flows—when located in regions in which their founders have lived longer. This effect appears substantial, similar in size to the value of prior experience in the industry (i.e., to being a spin-off).

Management Science, June 2012, vol. 58 no. 6, pp. 1059-1071. 

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Paper accepted for Management Science

Posted: September 30th, 2011 | Filed under: Front, News, Research | Comments Off on Paper accepted for Management Science

My paper with Olav Sorenson on the performance of start-ups relative to their choice of location has been accepted for publication in Management Science, one of the World’s leading management journals.

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Best paper in European Management Review 2009

Posted: May 29th, 2010 | Filed under: Front, News | Comments Off on Best paper in European Management Review 2009

My paper with Olav Sorenson, The Embedded Entrepreneur, has been given the EMR Best Paper Award 2009. We are very much honored to receive this award. Thanks to the editors, Alfonso and Maurizio!

From the EMR website:

EMR Best Paper Award – Annual Prize

We are delighted to announce the inauguration of an EMR ‘Best Paper Award’. The recipients are Michael Dahl and Olav Sorensen for their paper, ‘The Embedded Entrepreneur’, which appeared in Volume 6, Issue 3 of the Journal. The winners received a prize of €1000, and certificates were presented at the recent EURAM conference in Rome.


Growth and Job Creation of Spin-offs

Posted: April 2nd, 2010 | Filed under: Front, News, Research, Working Papers | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Growth and Job Creation of Spin-offs

Pernille G. Jensen and I have written a small paper on the performance of spin-offs in Denmark in terms of job creation and employment growth. It is an explorative, simple paper presentating findings on the potential of spin-offs as a particularly significant type of entrepreneurial entrant relative to other types of entrants. The paper has been submitted to an edited volume and is based on research from a project financed by the Rockwool Foundation.

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Paper accepted for Social Forces

Posted: February 26th, 2010 | Filed under: Front, Journal Papers, News, Research | Comments Off on Paper accepted for Social Forces

My paper with Olav Sorenson on the migration of blue collar workers has been accepted for publication in Social Forces, one of the World’s leading sociology journals. We introduce a new method for estimating the financial value of social factors and show how the location choice of blue collar workers depend strongly on social factors and less on financial incentives.

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New book published (in Danish)

Posted: November 19th, 2009 | Filed under: Front, News, Research | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on New book published (in Danish)

Jagten på fremtidens nye vækstvirksomheder

Jagten på fremtidens nye vækstvirksomheder

Jagten på fremtidens nye vækstvirksomheder

Nyetablerede virksomheder bidrager årligt netto med 60.000 nye job til dansk økonomi, mens ældre virksomheder i gennemsnit siger farvel til flere personer, end de ansætter. Det understreger vigtigheden af nye virksomheder på arbejdsmarkedet.

De mest succesfulde iværksættere har typisk stor brancheerfaring. Særligt interessante er de såkaldte spin-off-iværksættere, som kommer direkte fra en eksisterende virksomhed i samme branche. Disse iværksættere står bag omkring 30 % af de nye virksomheder, og de har større sandsynlighed for at overleve i længere tid og blive vækstiværksættere. Dvs. iværksættere, der skaber høj beskæftigelse og værdi til samfundet. Overlevelsen hos de nye virksomheder er central og en vigtig forudsætning for en langvarig positiv effekt på samfundsøkonomien.

Undersøgelsen er finansieret af Rockwool Fonden. Bogens resultater bygger bl.a. på en gennemgang af karakteristika ved mere end 26.000 iværksættere fra 1994-2006, suppleret med en spørgeskemaundersøgelse blandt 10.000 danskere.

Undersøgelsen peger på, at beskæftigelsen kan udbygges, hvis de nye virksomheders potentiale styrkes, så de vokser mere. Vi kan med andre ord øge gevinsten uden, at der nødvendigvis etableres flere virksomheder, hvis vi fokuserer på de virksomheder, som overlever bedre, og hvis ejere har en større sandsynlighed for at blive vækstiværksættere. Bogen går derfor videre med at præsentere de personlige karakteristika hos de iværksættere, som giver den største sandsynlighed for overlevelse og vækst.

Spørgeskemaundersøgelsen viser, at spin-off-iværksætterne udover deres brancheerfaring især adskiller sig fra de øvrige iværksættere på følgende dimensioner: De er yngre, og de har en højere indkomst på det tidspunkt, hvor de bliver iværksættere. De investerer mere tid i deres arbejdsliv, og de lægger væsentligt større vægt på selvstændighed. Derfor starter de oftere virksomheder, som er uafhængige af andre virksomheder. Spin-off-iværksætterne bruger ligeledes deres netværk mere aktivt og har forbindelse til flere iværksættere gennem deres netværk.

Michael S. Dahl, Pernille G. Jensen og Kristian Nielsen. ”Jagten på fremtidens nye vækstvirksomheder”, udkom den 19. november 2009 på DJØF Forlag

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Master Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Posted: February 3rd, 2009 | Filed under: Front, News | Comments Off on Master Program in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

My research group has a master program, which deserves some attention on this site.

MSc in Innovation, Knowledge and Economic Dynamics (MIKE-E) – leading to a Master’s Degree in Economics. MIKE-E emphasises economic analysis and strategies in relation to knowledge, innovation and economic dynamics.

MSc in Innovation, Knowledge and Entrepreneurial Dynamics (MIKE-B) – leading to a Master’s Degree in Business Economics.MIKE-B has a special focus on knowledge management and innovation in relation to entrepreneurial dynamics.

The close collaboration between the two programmes gives a unique opportunity to combine macro- and micro perspectives, and gives students new possibilities to design and individual study profile. The programmes enroll both Danish and international students and the teaching language is English.

Visit the website or even better see this folder for more information.


Hello world! Site have been updated…

Posted: October 8th, 2008 | Filed under: News | Comments Off on Hello world! Site have been updated…

Welcome to the new version of my website. In technical terms, I have moved from Joomla.org to WordPress.org, which is a little more simple and more appropriate for smaller, personal webpages like this. And I like to try something new for the site.


Please note the EMAEE Conference in Jena

Posted: September 23rd, 2008 | Filed under: News | Comments Off on Please note the EMAEE Conference in Jena

My friend Guido Buenstorf is organizing the 6th European Meeting for Applied Evolutionary Economics (EMAEE) in Jena, Germany. The conference targets specifically the younger researcher in this field and is traditionally very successful.

EMAEE is an international conference focusing on young researchers (PhD students and post-docs). EMAEE provides a unique opportunity to discuss the latest insights and methods in applied evolutionary economics and innovation studies with top international scholars.

Evolutionary economics is a leading paradigm for research into innovation, organizations, and industrial dynamics. Beyond these fields, evolutionary economics provides a general approach to the study of emergent novelty and dynamic change in the economy. Plenary speakers at EMAEE 2009 will explore commonalities with the neighboring fields and disciplines – in particular behavioral economics, organization and management science, and historiography.

The conference will welcome among others Steven Klepper, Olav Sorenson, Sid Winter and Francesco Lissoni as keynote speakers. Deadline for abstracts is October, 31st, 2008. Check out the website for further details.