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Title: Are you ignoring entrepreneur job candidates? You might be missing out on key skills

Author: Hyeun Lee

Entrepreneurs looking to break into the corporate world are significantly less likely to land a job at a more established organization than their non-entrepreneurial counterparts, new research finds. “When entrepreneurs go back into the labor market, they experience a ‘penalty.’ Relative to other people, they are 23 to 29 per cent less likely to be followed up with a job opportunity,” says Hyeun Lee, an assistant professor of strategic management.

In a paper published in the Strategic Entrepreneurial Journal, Lee and her co-authors, University of Maryland’s Waverly W. Ding and Debra L. Shapiro, devised a controlled experiment that, on top of quantifying their hypothesis, yielded some other startling results.

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