S. (Sanaz) Ramezani

Sanaz Ramezani
Erasmus School of Economics (ESE)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
ERIM PhD Candidate
Field: Strategy & Entrepreneurship
Affiliated since 2019

PhD Track Institutions and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship may be an important employment option for individuals who are disadvantaged in the labour market such as unemployed, the young and the old, or people with certain disabilities or health problems. Performance and wellbeing of such entrepreneurs may be enhanced when there is a good fit between their entrepreneurial activities and the institutional environment. This project investigates how different aspects of national institutional environments contribute to entry into entrepreneurship, goal orientation, performance and wellbeing of these special target groups.

Important questions to address are: What formal and informal institutions enhance a good environment-fit for entrepreneurship for such special groups? To what extent does a good environment- fit enhance goal completion, performance, survival and well being for special groups of entrepreneurs? Is there a link between institutions, type of special group and the type of business such as in terms of societal goals and relevance?

Occupational choice, institutions, entrepreneurship economics, person-environment fit
Time frame
2019 -


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