What it Means to Learn Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial former Stanford students Kit Rodgers, Steve Garrity and Divya Nag discuss whether entrepreneurship can be taught or learned, and whether entrepreneurial skills come from innate qualities within an individual. Concepts explored include exposure to conducive environments, being entrepreneurially-minded as a member of a team, and the importance of pattern recognition.
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Orange launches second edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize

 

Armed with the success of the previous edition in 2011, Orange has launched the second edition of its Orange African Social Venture Prize. The goal is to promote social innovation that supports development through Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

With this prize, Orange will provide a financial endowment as well as expert-support to young companies that put forward innovative projects with a significant social impact. Read more

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A Comparative Study of Entrepreneurs’ Attitudes to Failure in Technology Ventures

Entrepreneurs develop new technology ventures in uncertain conditions with unproven technologies and limited resources. The majority of such ventures fail. Examining entrepreneurs’ attitudes to failure may reveal much about how entrepreneurs learn and how they identify subsequent opportunities. Read more

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Proactive Personality and Entrepreneurial Intent: Is Entrepreneurial Self-efficacy a Mediator or Moderator?

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Purpose – Purpose – The purpose of the present study, which is part of a larger cross-cultural study, was to examine two potential antecedents of entrepreneurial intent (EI): proactive personality (PP) and entrepreneurial self-efficacy (ESE). Specifically, we were interested in empirically testing the mechanism (mediation/moderation) by which ESE affected the relationship between PP/EI. Read more

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Action Learning in New Creative Ventures

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Purpose – This article explores the integrated processes of action learning, entrepreneurial learning and new venture creation by students and graduates in the creative industries by addressing two questions:
1. How do action learning and entrepreneurial learning connect with new venture creation in the context of the creative industries?
2. How does learning influence the types of creative enterprises developed by students? Read more

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Entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions: assessing gender specific differences

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Entrepreneurial attitudes and intentions: assessing gender specific differences
Andreas Strobl; Christopher Kronenberg; Mike Peters
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Vol. 15, No. 4 (2012) pp. 452 – 468
The attitude towards entrepreneurship can strongly influence the probability of individuals to become self-employed. The mindset or attitudes of an individual to move into self-employment make up the foundation for future entrepreneurial activities. Read more

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The socially-dynamic entrepreneurial process: an anthropological approach

Large shares of the entrepreneurship research are informed by two central lines of thought. One focuses on the role of formal and informal social networks for mobilising resources and obtaining information about new markets and opportunities. The other conceives of individual personality traits or cognitive schemes as the independent variable behind entrepreneurial activity. Elaborating on the socially-dynamic perspectives of anthropological theories, this article presents a coherent theoretical framework for entrepreneurship research embracing the social dimensions as well as individual factors. The article thus proposes an approach integrating the social and subjective levels of analysis as part of the same socially-dynamic entrepreneurial process.
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