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Entrepreneurship as a process : toward harmonizing multiple perspectives

Moroz, Peter W. and Hindle, Kevin 2012, Entrepreneurship as a process : toward harmonizing multiple perspectives, Entrepreneurship : theory and practice, vol. 36, no. 4, pp. 781-818, doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2011.00452.x.

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Title Entrepreneurship as a process : toward harmonizing multiple perspectives
Author(s) Moroz, Peter W.
Hindle, Kevin
Journal name Entrepreneurship : theory and practice
Volume number 36
Issue number 4
Start page 781
End page 818
Total pages 38
Publisher Wiley
Place of publication Hoboken, N.J.
Publication date 2012-07
ISSN 1042-2587
Keyword(s) entrepreneurship
process
Summary Are there any common denominators within the diversity of entrepreneurship literature that may serve as foundations for understanding the entrepreneurial process in a systematic and comprehensive way that is useful to both scholars and practitioners? The objective of this paper was to discover about the entrepreneurial process what, if anything, is both generic (all processes that are “entrepreneurial” do this) and distinct (only entrepreneurial processes do this). Our approach was to evaluate published models of entrepreneurial process to discover what scholars have argued about what entrepreneurs do and how they do it (the processes they use) and to seek out any key commonalities that scholars claim are associated with the phenomenon. Unfortunately for the field, the investigation demonstrates that, as at the time of our investigation, the 32 extant models of entrepreneurial process are highly fragmented in their claims and emphases and are insufficient for establishing an infrastructure upon which to synthesize an understanding of entrepreneurial process that is both generic and distinct. Insights gained in the study lead to suggestions for future research and theory development of which the most urgent is the need to develop a single harmonized model of entrepreneurial process capable of embracing the best of what is on offer and adding new theoretical arguments in areas where practice shows that they are lacking.
Language eng
DOI 10.1111/j.1540-6520.2011.00452.x
Field of Research 150304 Entrepreneurship
Socio Economic Objective 910299 Microeconomics not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2012
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30049522

Document type: Journal Article
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