Entrepreneurial Behaviour: A Research Outlook

McAdam, Maura and Cunningham, James (2019) Entrepreneurial Behaviour: A Research Outlook. In: Entrepreneurial Behaviour. Palgrave, pp. 1-13. ISBN 978-3-030-04401-5

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-04402-2_1

Abstract

Entrepreneurial behaviour is central to understanding how entrepreneurs create, develop, maintain and grow new organisations. Despite the importance of entrepreneurial behaviour as a theoretical construct to understand the process of entrepreneurship, extant research is fragmented and lacks a coherent framework as to how entrepreneurial behaviour is enacted in different contexts. In order to address this, this chapter first defines what is traditionally associated with the term. Building on a conceptualisation of entrepreneurial behaviour as action-oriented and observable, a rationale is then provided as to why an individual, contextual and micro-foundational approach is both timely and pertinent. The chapter concludes with a suggested future research agenda including illustrative research questions in order to advance theoretical development with the entrepreneurial behavioural domain.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Corporate and Executive Development
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2019 09:18
Last Modified: 10 Oct 2019 18:36
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/39440

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