Habitual Entrepreneurs (2008) by Deniz Ucbasaran, Gry Agnete Alsos, Paul Westhead

By Deniz Ucbasaran, Gry Agnete Alsos, Paul Westhead

Ordinary marketers makes a speciality of the company possession event as an enormous defining function of entrepreneurship. diversifications in enterprise possession adventure have resulted in the excellence among skilled ('habitual') marketers and first-time ('novice') marketers. routine marketers specializes in marketers who've the aptitude to leverage their enterprise possession adventure in next ventures. ordinary marketers are in comparison to beginner marketers who do not need any earlier enterprise possession event to attract upon. The authors study the speculation and proof in terms of varied 'types' of marketers with particular specialize in the extent and nature in their earlier company possession adventure. routine marketers examines the size of routine entrepreneurship and makes use of insights from human capital idea and cognitive theories to give a theoretical case for distinguishing among kinds of marketers just about their previous company possession adventure. regardless of fresh study development, a number of gaps within the wisdom base in terms of the routine entrepreneur nonetheless exist and avenues for destiny learn are provided.

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X Longit. Qual. 1 (Continued). 2%) Method Type of analysis Bivariate analyses (Continued) Key findings Entrepreneur characteristics: Portfolio entrepreneurs had more diverse experiences. They were more motivated by the challenge of starting a business and less by personal prospects. A larger proportion of firms owned by portfolio entrepreneurs were team starts. Portfolio entrepreneurs were more innovative but they cited less joy in starting new businesses. Behavior: Portfolio entrepreneurs used a wider range of information sources and identified more opportunities.

The liabilities and assets of prior business ownership experience need to be considered by practitioners such as financial institutions. Some habitual entrepreneurs may become over-confident in their abilities, and less attentive to subsequent venture development and wealth creation. 32 The Case for Distinguishing Between Different Types of Entrepreneurs Others may have failed to learn from prior business ownership experiences. Examination of habitual entrepreneurs in relation to other less experienced novice entrepreneurs may aid insights into the process of wealth creation that may also benefit practitioners (Rosa, 1998; Westhead and Wright, 1999).

Continued) Latent Prevalence: class Multiple income sources were analysis across the business size spectrum and across all industry sectors. Circumstances and context shaped the functions of multiple income sources. Motivation: Portfolio activities used as a mechanism to facilitate growth and wealth accumulation or survival. Multiple incomes facilitated business entry and exit as well as business stability. Type of analysis 47 Iacobucci and Rosa (2005) Westhead et al. (2004) Explore group formation through entrepreneurial diversification: The direction of growth and diversification as well as the relationship between diversification policy and business group formation.

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