The framing of entrepreneurship

Robert Zacca

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    Authors have been trying to give entrepreneurship an identity that describes its distinctive nature ever since the phenomenon was first observed. Research progress has spurred scholarship to the opportunity based concept of entrepreneurship. Moreover, the entrepreneur who is seen as contributing to enterprise growth and wealth creation is often contrasted with the administrator who acts as steward or preserver of status quo. This paper integrates prior concepts and utilizes entrepreneur's natural referent and its complementary counterpart to form constructs that support a new business development framework. The resultant framework provides an understanding of the relationships between the entrepreneur, intrapreneur, administrator, and promoter beyond what is currently found in research literature. The work advances a new perspective on entrepreneurship boundaries and its legitimate domain. Propositions are derived from the framework.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2011
    Event1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011 - San Jose, CA, United States
    Duration: Jun 27 2011Jun 30 2011

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the 1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011


    Other1st International Technology Management Conference, ITMC 2011
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CitySan Jose, CA

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Management of Technology and Innovation


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