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And a vision appeared unto them of a great profit: evidence of self-deception among the self-employed

de Meza, David and Arabshabani, G. and Maloney, J. and Pearson, Bernard (2000) And a vision appeared unto them of a great profit: evidence of self-deception among the self-employed. Economics Letters, 67 (1). pp. 35-41. ISSN 0165-1765

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Identification Number: 10.1016/S0165-1765(99)00242-6

Abstract

Evidence is presented that the self-employed expect better financial outcomes than do employees but experience worse realisations. This is consistent with theories that entrepreneurship is driven by unrealistic optimism.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.elsevier.com/wps/find/journaldescriptio...
Additional Information: © 2000 Elsevier Science S.A.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Sets: Research centres and groups > Managerial Economics and Strategy Group
Departments > Management
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 14:25
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2012 17:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/35878

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