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Alina Sorgner
John Cabot University
GermanEconomicsSelf-employmentBig Five personality traitsEntrepreneurship
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#1Frank M. Fossen (UNR: University of Nevada, Reno)H-Index: 14
#2Alina Sorgner (John Cabot University)H-Index: 6
Abstract We investigate the relationship of the new wave of digitalization of occupations with entry into different types of entrepreneurship in the United States, including entry into digital entrepreneurship. Based on the Current Population Survey for 2011–18 and using different measures of digitalization that reflect its destructive and transformative impacts on occupations, we provide evidence that digitalization is significantly associated with entrepreneurial entry at the individual level....
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#1Eckhardt Bode (IfW: Kiel Institute for the World Economy)H-Index: 13
#2Stephan BrunowH-Index: 1
Last. Alina Sorgner (John Cabot University)H-Index: 6
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We present empirical evidence suggesting that technological progress in the digital age will be biased not only with respect to skills acquired through education but also with respect to noncognitive skills (personality). We measure the direction of technological change by estimated future digitalization probabilities of occupations, and noncognitive skills by the Big Five personality traits from several German worker surveys. Even though we control extensively for education and experience, we f...
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#1Frank M. FossenH-Index: 14
#2Alina SorgnerH-Index: 6
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We investigate the impact of the new wave of digitalization and artificial intelligence (AI) on entry into entrepreneurship and other transitions in the U.S. labor market. Based on the monthly Curr...
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#1Michael Fritsch (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 49
#2Alina Sorgner (John Cabot University)H-Index: 6
Last. Michael Wyrwich (UG: University of Groningen)H-Index: 10
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Abstract This paper investigates whether the relationship between a person's occupational status and well-being differs across countries with varying institutional contexts. We find that the relationship between job and life satisfaction of self-employed people as well as of paid employees varies considerably across countries. Our results indicate that entrepreneurship-friendly institutions in a country are conducive to the well-being of those who are self-employed. Remarkably, the quality of en...
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#1Frenk FossenH-Index: 1
#3Alina SorgnerH-Index: 1
We investigate the impact of new digital technologies upon occupations. We argue that these impacts may be both destructive and transformative. The destructive effects of digitalization substitute human labor, while transformative effects of digitalization complement it. We distinguish between four broad groups of occupations that differ with regard to the impact of digitalization upon them. “Rising star” occupations are characterized by the low destructive and high transformative effects of dig...
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#1Michael Fritsch (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 49
#2Alina Sorgner (IfW: Kiel Institute for the World Economy)H-Index: 6
Last. Evguenii Zazdravnykh (HSE: National Research University – Higher School of Economics)H-Index: 1
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ABSTRACTThis paper investigates the persistence of self-employment in the districts of Kaliningrad, a Russian exclave, between 1925 and 2010. The area experienced a number of disruptive historical shocks during this period. This setting rules out the fact that the persistence of self-employment can be explained by the persistence of institutions and culture. Nevertheless, a high level of persistence of industry-specific self-employment rates is found. It is argued that a historical tradition of ...
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#1Michael Fritsch (FSU: University of Jena)H-Index: 49
#2Alina Sorgner (John Cabot University)H-Index: 6
Last. Michael Wyrwich (UG: University of Groningen)H-Index: 10
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This paper analyzes the role of different types of institutions, such as entre- preneurship-facilitating entry conditions, labor market regulations, quality of government, and perception of corruption for individual well-being among self-employed and paid employed individuals. Well-being is operationalized by job and life satisfaction of individuals in 32 European countries measured by data from EU Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC). We find that institutions never affected bot...
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#1Frank M. FossenH-Index: 14
#2Alina SorgnerH-Index: 6
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We investigate heterogeneous effects of new digital technologies on the individual-level employment- and wage dynamics in the U.S. labor market in the period from 2011-2018. We employ three measures that reflect different aspects of impacts of new digital technologies on occupations. The first measure, as developed by Frey and Osborne (2017), assesses the computerization risk of occupations, the second measure, developed by Felten et al. (2018), provides an estimate of recent advances in artific...
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#1Michael FritschH-Index: 49
#2Alina SorgnerH-Index: 6
Last. Michael WyrwichH-Index: 10
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This chapter investigates the relationship between job satisfaction and age for self-employed persons as compared to paid employees. While, on average, there are higher levels of job satisfaction in self-employment as compared to paid employment, we find that an individual’s age is an important moderator in this relationship. Specifically, the probability of the self-employed experiencing high levels of job satisfaction is quite similar across all age cohorts, but the job satisfaction of paid ...
Despite the headway the world has experienced over the last couple of years in terms of a substantial increase in digital access; there are still significant challenges to overcome in ensuring women are included in the transformation to a digital society, which in turn will enhance productivity and social development. Efforts to increase internet adoption access through broadband plans and legislative reforms have yielded improvements in use and adoption. However, there is still a stark and perv...
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