Hybrid entrepreneurship and public policy: The case of firm entry deregulation

Matthias Schulz*, Diemo Urbig, Vivien Procher

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Hybrid entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs who are simultaneously working as paid employees. Although they constitute a systematic and large part of new firm creation, their possibly distinct responsiveness to public policy is not yet studied. Arguing for the need to consider hybrid entrepreneurs in public policy, we analyze the introduction of one-stop shops for faster and simplified firm registration in Mexico. We find that hybrid entrepreneurs are more responsive to changes in entry regulation than full-time entrepreneurs. While both the best and least educated people respond to the reform, the effect is most pronounced for highly educated hybrid entrepreneurs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)272-286
Number of pages15
JournalJournal of Business Venturing
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Firm Entry Regulation
  • Full-time Entrepreneurship
  • Hybrid Entrepreneurship
  • Public Policy


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