Executives lean to corporate surrounds over entrepreneur’s life

Executives lean to corporate surrounds over entrepreneur’s life

Monday, October 8, 2007 – 9:08 AM MST
The Business Journal of Phoenix

Lots of executives talk about being their own boss, but a new poll shows most would not take the plunge.

Sixty-five percent of those responding to a national poll by Robert
Half Management doubt that the average executives would choose to be
self employed
even if they had the startup capital. Thirty-two percent
said they thought senior managers would start their own business and 3
percent said they weren’t sure or didn’t respond.

"Some executives may see more opportunity — and security — in
their corporate roles than in venturing out on their own," said Paul
McDonald, executive director of Robert Half Management Resources. "The
failure of a sizable number of startups earlier in the decade left many
senior managers wary of the risks associated with self-employment."

The survey, developed by Robert Half Management Resources, a
provider of senior-level accounting and finance professionals,
interviewed 150 senior executives from the nation’s 1,000 largest

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