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Learning strategies of nascent entrepreneurs

Honig, Benson , Davidsson, Per, & Karlsson, Tomas (2005) Learning strategies of nascent entrepreneurs. In Sanchez, R. & Heene, A. (Eds.) Research in Competence-based Management. Elsevier, Oxford U.K..

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    Abstract

    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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    ID Code: 5831
    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 per.davidsson@qut.edu.au
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    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: 23 Aug 2012 00:05

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