From Intent to Exit: A Longitudinal Study of a Creative Sector Graduate Nascent Entrepreneur/Expreneur

Hanage, Richard, Davies, Mark and Scott, Jonathan (2014) From Intent to Exit: A Longitudinal Study of a Creative Sector Graduate Nascent Entrepreneur/Expreneur. In: BAM 2014: The Role of the Business School in Supporting Economic and Social Development, 9- 11 September 2014, Belfast.

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This paper investigates the business journey of a young graduate ‘nascent entrepreneur’ trying to start a creative sector business, including his eventual descent into ‘expreneurship’ – exiting nascent entrepreneurship. His story is mainly analysed by monitoring the shifts in his entrepreneurial intent over a four year period. Although scholars have explored factors affecting entrepreneurial intent in students/graduates (Kolvereid & Isaksen, 2006; Krueger et al., 2000; Luthje & Franke, 2003; Segal et al., 2005), little is known about how intent converts into business operation and outcomes. This paper makes a novel contribution to knowledge in that regard. A single case study is used in which longitudinal qualitative interview data is analysed using elements of the models of entrepreneurial intent in the literature. A proposed composite framework proved to be useful in understanding this case and will be tested on further graduates to provide insights into their strengths/weaknesses, and possible approaches to support interventions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
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Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 06 Mar 2017 11:51
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2021 21:20

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