This paper thus contributes to this debate by using a large longitudinal matched employer-employee dataset that allows us to track individuals and their entrepreneurial experiences over time.

 The topic of entrepreneurial learning has been nurturing a growing debate in the midst of both scholars and policymakers over the most recent years. 

Entrepreneurs are believed to accumulate unique knowledge and skills by creating and running new ventures, and by establishing networks with suppliers, customers and other business-owners. 

All this know-how accumulated through experience is believed to make serial entrepreneurs more able to run successful ventures than novice (ie inexperienced) entrepreneurs. Nevertheless, if on the one hand, the lack of suitable data has prevented in-depth empirical analyses about entrepreneurial learning, on the other hand more recent empirical studies addressing these issues have been finding…

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