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The temporal locations of sub processes in the entrepreneurial process

Wu, S.K. (2015) The temporal locations of sub processes in the entrepreneurial process.

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Abstract:Recent research has shown that the entrepreneurial process is complex and without a consistent pattern, using a framework which is based on entrepreneurial activities. The goal of this research is to use a framework based on sub processes, to indicate the presence of a common structure in the entrepreneurial process. By coding the weekly diaries of 4 entrepreneurs during their time in a business incubator, time lines are constructed to indicate the temporal locations of the sub processes. The coded segments are analysed and compared to the eventual configurations of the businesses. Irrelevant coded segments are deleted from the time lines, resulting in a patterned process. The results show that there are consistencies in the entrepreneurial process, where certain sub processes follow after each other sequentially and other sub processes run parallel to each other. This indicates that the entrepreneurial process shows a pattern.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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