An exploratory study of how potential "family and household capital" impacts new venture start-up rates

Peter Rodriguez, Christopher S. Tuggle, Sean M. Hackett

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Drawing from social capital theory, the authors examine the relationship between family capital characteristics and new venture start-up rates in the United States. The results of this study improve the understanding of (a) how families matter in an entrepreneur's decision to start a business, (b) how wealth and health care considerations affect the start-up decision, and (c) whether and how these effects differ among the largest ethnic groups in the United States.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)259-272
Number of pages14
JournalFamily Business Review
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep
Externally publishedYes



  • Entrepreneurship
  • Ethnic
  • Health
  • New ventures
  • Race
  • Social capital

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Finance
  • Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)

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