Toward a Theory of Entrepreneurial Behavior

Bruce T. Teague, Bill Gartner

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    The chapter reviews several of the most prominent entrepreneurship frameworks to demonstrate that the entrepreneurship field lacks a theory of entrepreneurial behavior. However, each of these existing frameworks would benefit from, and be complemented by, an entrepreneurial behavioral theory. Drawing from multiple streams of research, the chapter offers a preliminary theory of entrepreneurial behavior. Several propositions are offered and new research opportunities are identified.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Wiley Handbook of Entrepreneurship
    EditorsGorkan Ahmetoglu, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Bailey Klinger, Tessa Karcisky
    Number of pages24
    Place of PublicationHoboken
    Publication date2017
    ISBN (Print)9781118970836, 9781118970799
    ISBN (Electronic)9781118970812, 9781118970720
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • Behaviour
    • Entrepreneurial behaviour
    • Entrepreneur
    • Action
    • Process

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