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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, Arabshabani, G., 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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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.
Library of Congress subject classification: 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
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 14:25
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/35878/

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