Roy Thurik

Roy Thurik
Erasmus University Rotterdam | EUR · Department of Applied Economics

PhD in economics

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Introduction
Roy Thurik works at the Department of Applied Economics , Erasmus University Rotterdam and at the Montpellier Business School. Roy does research in Small Business Economics, Entrepreneurial Economics and Biology and Economics. One of his current projects is 'ADHD and Entrepreneurship'.
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Additional affiliations
April 2013 - September 2016
Montpellier Business School
Position
  • Directeur de la Recherche
February 2004 - April 2018
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Position
  • Professor (Full)
March 1987 - present
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Position
  • Professor (Full) of Economics and Entrepreneurship

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Publications (412)
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The COVID-19 crisis presents manifest threats for entrepreneurs since their business survival is often directly at stake given the alarming economic downturn. This existential threat, together with their crucial role in the economy, is the reason for the plethora of public financial support schemes being implemented throughout the entire world. How...
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Plain English Summary Responding to COVID-19 involves not just shielding small business jobs, supporting entrepreneurship, and raising government debt but also creating productive entrepreneurship and resilient location-specific entrepreneurial ecosystems. The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge for small businesses that also brings new...
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We examine the association between several behavioral and electrophysiological indices of impulsivity-related constructs and multiple entrepreneurial constructs. Specifically, we investigate if these behavioral and electrophysiological measures are more useful as predictors of entrepreneurship than self-reported measures of impulsivity. Our finding...
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Studies analyzing the heritability of entrepreneurship indicate that explanations for why people engage in entrepreneurship that ignore genes are incomplete. However, despite promises that were solidly backed up with ex ante power calculations, attempts to identify specific genetic variants underlying the heritable variation in entrepreneurship hav...
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To achieve herd immunity against COVID-19, it is crucial to know the drivers of vaccination intention and, thereby, vaccination. As the determinants of vaccination differ across vaccines, target groups and contexts, we investigate COVID-19 vaccination intention using data from university students from three countries, the Netherlands, Belgium and P...
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Widespread attention is being paid to the alleged rise of narcissism in people in general and business leaders in particular. Surprisingly, hardly any studies have focused on the link between narcissism and entrepreneurship. Using self-reported data from 4798 respondents from three countries, we explore the associations between trait narcissism and...
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During the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, governments set recommendations and restrictions that have given rise to new situations that require residents to deliberate and respond nonautomatically. For highly impulsive individuals, dealing with these situations may be harder, as they tend to deliberate less about the consequences of their behaviors. In thi...
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Prevailing research on individuals’ compliance with public health related behaviours during the COVID-19 pandemic tends to study composite measures of multiple types of behaviours, without distinguishing between different types of behaviours. However, measures taken by governments involve adjustments concerning a range of different daily behaviours...
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Several studies have observed a relationship between (subclinical levels of) attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and entrepreneurship. Recently, Yu et al. (Entrep Theory Pract https://doi.org/10.1177/1042258719892987, 2019) and Wismans et al. (Appl Psychol 69:1093–1112 https://doi.org/10.1111/apps.12247, 2020) observed a positive associ...
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Start-ups differ in the extent to which they introduce innovations to markets and, hence, in their potential contribution to society. Understanding the heterogeneous character of start-ups is key to explaining the variability in innovation. In this study, we explore whether start-ups that place more emphasis on environmental value creation versus e...
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Both the scientific literature and the popular press have recently started to associate entrepre-neurship with symptoms of mental disorders. In addition, there is an emerging stream of literature devoted to the non-intendedly rational logic of entrepreneurs. Despite the high co-occurrence rate of psychiatric symptoms, prior research has only examin...
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Both the scientific literature and the popular press have recently started to associate entrepreneurship with symptoms of mental disorders. In addition, there is an emerging stream of literature devoted to the non-intendedly rational logic of entrepreneurs. Despite the high co-occurrence rate of psychiatric symptoms, prior research has only examine...
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Van Praag et al. (2013) analyze whether the returns to formal education in terms of income differ between entrepreneurs and employees. Using US data (1979–2000), they find that entrepreneurs have higher returns to formal education than employees. They also find evidence that the level of personal control in one’s occupation explains these higher re...
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Business takeovers and new venture start-ups are two important and distinct entry modes of entrepreneurship. They differ from resource-based and organizational ecology perspectives. We compare firm survival patterns and determinants associated with the two entry modes. From two large French datasets, we find that business takeovers have a higher su...
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The article presents a response to the commentary “Entrepreneurship and Contextual Definitions of Mental Disorders: Why Psychiatry Abandoned the Latter and Entrepreneurship Scholars May Want to Follow Suit” on the AMP symposium “Entrepreneurship and Mental Health.” We discuss and largely challenge the commentary’s criticism against the emerging res...
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There is a small body of literature linking attention‐deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its symptoms to entrepreneurial manifestations. Some studies take a subclinical perspective by studying the presence of symptoms, while other studies take a clinical perspective by studying the formal diagnosis of ADHD. The entrepreneurial manifestations...
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Although the literature on affect (i.e., the extent to which an individual subjectively experiences feelings and emotions) is burgeoning in the field of entrepreneurship, affect has not received sufficient attention with respect to an important antecedent to entrepreneurial success—entrepreneurial orientation. In this paper, we investigate the role...
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Entrepreneurial, innovative entry can have devastating effects disrupting a market. However, the many players involved including all current producers, sellers and suppliers and the often non-technological but organizational nature of the innovation may lead to a gradual restoration of the market, viz., to a new equilibrium. Entrepreneurial entry c...
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Dans ce bref article, nous motivons l’approfondissement de l’examen de la société entrepreneuriale en soulevant une série de questions assez générales, mais fondamentales pour qui souhaite la décrire et comprendre ses mécanismes. Avant d’examiner ces questions, nous fixons quelques balises sous forme de propositions. Nous en retenons deux à savoir,...
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Drawing on the conservation of resources (COR) theory, we examine the role of two types of family support—emotional and instrumental support—in work-family balance and subjective well-being of small and medium enterprise (SME) owners. Using a sample of French SME owners, our results show that work-family balance mediates the relationship between fa...
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Longtime close friend and colleague Roy Thurik uses this chapter to detail his relationship with David, both in and out of Academia. He tells of David being there for him during difficult times and providing invaluable advice when he needed it most. He also tells of his admiration for the man and scholar, the friend and confidante. Thurik’s writing...
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A growing conversation has emerged linking ostensibly dark or pathological individual-level characteristics to entrepreneurship. Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is among the most central and emblematic. Recent studies have made great strides—articulating the theoretical relevance of ADHD-type behavior in entrepreneurship and suggest...
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The present article identifies a societal and scholarly neglect for the field of small business ownership and health. We address health capital and its spillover effects and briefly outline a research program discriminating between pathogenic (negative for health) and salutogenic (positive for health) effects for a small business owner’s working li...
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Entrepreneurs who start a business to serve both self-interests and collective interests by addressing unmet social and environmental needs are usually referred to as sustainable entrepreneurs. Compared with regular entrepreneurs, we argue that sustainable entrepreneurs face specific challenges when establishing their businesses owing to the discre...
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Despite many studies examining a combination of self-report, behavioral, and neurophysiological measures, only few address whether these different levels of measurement indeed reflect one construct. The present study aids in filling this gap by exploring the association between self-report, behavioral, and electrophysiological measures of impulsivi...
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Humans vary substantially in their willingness to take risks. In a combined sample of over one million individuals, we conducted genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of general risk tolerance, adventurousness, and risky behaviors in the driving, drinking, smoking, and sexual domains. We identified 611 approximately independent genetic loci associ...
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Humans vary substantially in their willingness to take risks. In a combined sample of over one million individuals, we conducted genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of general risk tolerance, adventurousness, and risky behaviors in the driving, drinking, smoking, and sexual domains. We identified 611 approximately independent genetic loci associ...
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Despite its widely researched role in individual success in many life domains, there is little evidence of how positive affect (that is, the extent to which an individual subjectively experiences positive feelings and emotions) plays a role in entrepreneurial success. Our study proposes and tests an extended model of Baron's (2008) conceptual frame...
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This special issue of Management International presents a collection of original contributions taking a look at the individual and collective issues of the entrepreneurial society. More than sixty contribution proposals were received, showing a keen interest among researchers for the questions raised. After the regular review process, this special...
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In this brief article, we motivate the deepening of the examination of the entrepreneurial society by raising a series of rather general but fundamental questions for those who wish to describe it and understand its mechanisms. Before examining these questions, we set some guidelines in the form of proposals. We retain two of them, namely, on the o...
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The absence of evidence in the scholarly literature for a tested long-term relationship between entrepreneurship and economic growth is at odds with the importance attributed to entrepreneurship in the policy arena. The present paper addresses this absence, introducing entrepreneurship using four different and accepted models explaining the total f...
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Many studies claim to measure decision-making under risk by employing the Domain-Specific Risk-Taking (DOSPERT) scale, a self-report measure, or the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART), a behavioural task. However, these tasks do not measure decision-making under risk but decision-making under uncertainty, a related but distinct concept. The present...
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Overconfidence is one of the alleged drivers for market entry. However, establishing its effect is challenging and much of the existing entrepreneurship literature confusingly conflates overconfidence with optimism. In the present study, we use validated scales to analyze the relationship between overconfidence and two important aspects of entrepre...
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Our paper investigates how the type of work experience from prior paid employment influences the entrepreneurship entry mode. We distinguish between two distinct entry modes: business takeover and new venture start-up. Using a large and rich French data set, we find that small firm experience increases the likelihood for business takeovers, whereas...
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This chapter emphasizes the benefits of a process view of entrepreneurship for the investigation of the determinants of entrepreneurship. While the majority of existing studies focus on the binary choice between entrepreneurship and paid employment. The chapter presents several reasons why it is helpful to integrate levels of entrepreneurial engage...
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This paper examines team member creativity within R&D projects and the influence of perceived time pressure on the creative process. A model based on the componential and knowledge sourcing perspectives is proposed to examine the effects of learning orientation, knowledge sourcing and perceived time pressure on team member creativity. The model is...
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Building upon the national innovation system perspective and using a fuzzy set qualitative comparative analysis approach (fsQCA), we propose an integrating framework to determine the conditions that lead to high levels of national innovation capability outcomes. We discriminate between five conditions, viz., building national institutions, developi...
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Large-scale genome-wide association results are typically obtained from a fixed-effects meta-analysis of GWAS summary statistics from multiple studies spanning different regions and/or time periods. This approach averages the estimated effects of genetic variants across studies. In case genetic effects are heterogeneous across studies, the statisti...
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Assessment of the accuracy of the MetaGAP calculator. (PDF)
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GREML estimates of SNP heritability and genetic correlation across studies. (PDF)
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Details and notes on the sources for the sample size, the number of meta-analyzed studies, the number of genome-wide-significant hits, and the PGS R2, for large-scale GWAS efforts to date for height, BMI, EduYears, and self-rated health, reported in the same order as in Table 2. (PDF)
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Statistical power of a meta-analysis of GWAS results. (PDF)
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Meta-analysis methods used in large-scale GWAS efforts to date for height, BMI, EduYears, and self-rated health, reported in the same order as in Table 2. (PDF)
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Predictive accuracy of a polygenic score based on SNP-effect estimates from a meta-analysis of GWAS results. (PDF)
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Description of genotype and phenotype data, and quality control. (PDF)
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GREML estimates of SNP heritability and genetic correlation across sexes. (PDF)
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Using a status quo bias perspective, this paper examines the relation between customers’ inertia and continuance intention, identifying the moderating role of contractual subscription on this relationship. Our model is validated using data collected from 457 mobile phone service customers and partial least squares. Results show that customers conti...
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The genetic architecture of human reproductive behavior—age at first birth (AFB) and number of children ever born (NEB)—has a strong relationship with fitness, human development, infertility and risk of neuropsychiatric disorders. However, very few genetic loci have been identified, and the underlying mechanisms of AFB and NEB are poorly understood...
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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity (ADHD) symptoms have been associated with the decision to become self-employed. Although these symptoms are generally regarded as disadvantageous, there may also be a bright side. To our knowledge, however, there has been no systematic, epidemiological evidence to support this claim. This paper examines the associati...
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Educational attainment is strongly influenced by social and other environmental factors, but genetic factors are estimated to account for at least 20% of the variation across individuals1. Here we report the results of a genome-wide association study (GWAS) for educational attainment that extends our earlier discovery sample1, 2 of 101,069 individu...
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Very few genetic variants have been associated with depression and neuroticism, likely because of limitations on sample size in previous studies. Subjective well-being, a phenotype that is genetically correlated with both of these traits, has not yet been studied with genome-wide data. We conducted genome-wide association studies of three phenotype...
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This study investigates the link between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and entrepreneurial orientation (EO). EO is known to be a crucial factor for small firm survival and growth, conceptualised as a business characteristic but influenced by the personality of the small business owner and measured at her individual level....