Learning strategies of nascent entrepreneurs
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This research utilizes a longitudinal methodology to study the entrepreneurial learning strategies of a representative sample (n= 173) of nascent entrepreneurs in Sweden. We examine Sarasvathy’s theory of effectuation with respect to six different learning strategies and their effect on the progression of start-up processes. The results show that the progression of the start-up process, as represented by the number of gestation activities undertaken during each time period, is systematically related to the nascent entrepreneur’s learning strategy. The analysis covers 24 months, and findings indicate that learning strategies associated with effectuation processes have positive effects on the progression of the start-up process. We also found positive effects from persistent learning strategies in the progression of the start up process.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Additional Information:||For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (link above) or contact the author Per Davidsson at firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Keywords:||Per Davidsson, Nascent entrepreneurship, Organizational learning, Learning strategies, Effectuation|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Innovation and Technology Management (150307)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2005 Elsevier|
|Deposited On:||10 Apr 2007|
|Last Modified:||22 Aug 2012 14:05|
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