The Swedish Start-up Grant. A Qualitative Study of Success and Failure
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Start·up Grants (SG) for the establishment of small firms has been held up as a successful labour market policy. This study shows however that success and failure could be viewed on different levels and from different angles. On the company level, the SG can generate success by allowing for a flexible start, but also contribute to a breakdown by it's rules and regulations. From an employment perspective, the grant in itself can both "open" and "close the doors" to future employing opportunities. On the individual level the SG can put people in conditions imprinted by financial difficulties and deficient work conditions.