Have you read “The Illusions of Entrepreneurship: The Costly Myths That Entrepreneurs, Investors, and Policy Makers Live By“?
Scott Shane offers research-based answers to these questions and many others:
Why do people start businesses?
What industries are popular for start-ups?
How do entrepreneurs finance their start-ups?
What are the characteristics of the typical entrepreneur?
How well does the typical start-up perform?
What strategies contribute to the survival and profitability of new businesses over time?