Do balanced skills help nascent entrepreneurs to make progress in the venture creation process?

Stuetzer, Michael, Goethner, Maximilian, & Cantner, Uwe (2012) Do balanced skills help nascent entrepreneurs to make progress in the venture creation process? In The Joint ACERE-DIANA International Entrepreneurship Conference, 31 January – 3 February 2012, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, WA.

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Abstract

We apply Lazear’s jack-of-all-trades theory to investigate the effect of nascent entrepreneurs´ balanced skill set across various functional areas on the performance of nascent projects. Analyzing longitudinal data on innovative nascent projects, we find that nascent entrepreneurs with a more balanced skill set are more successful in that they progress faster in the venture creation process.

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ID Code: 48722
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Balanced Skills, Nascent Entrepreneurs, Venture Creation Process
ISBN: 9780646572673
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Entrepreneurship (150304)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 16 Feb 2012 22:50
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2012 01:42

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