Human capital in social and commercial entrepreneurship

Estrin, Saul, Mickiewicz, Tomasz and Stephan, Ute (2016). Human capital in social and commercial entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing, 31 (4), 449–467.

Abstract

We advance research on human capital and entrepreneurial entry and posit that, in order to generate value, social entrepreneurship requires different configurations of human capital than commercial entrepreneurship. We develop a multilevel framework to analyse the commonalities and differences between social and commercial entrepreneurship, including the impact of general and specific human capital, of national context and its moderating effect on the human capital-entrepreneurship relationship. We find that specific entrepreneurial human capital is relatively more important in commercial entrepreneurship, and general human capital in social entrepreneurship, and that the effects of human capital depend on the rule of law.

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2016.05.003
Divisions: Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
Aston Business School
Additional Information: © 2016, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Uncontrolled Keywords: entrepreneurship,entrepreneurial behaviour,social entrepreneurs,social entrepreneurship,human capital,institutional environment,institutional economics,Business, Management and Accounting(all),Business and International Management,Business, Management and Accounting (miscellaneous)
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Published Date: 2016-07
Authors: Estrin, Saul
Mickiewicz, Tomasz ( 0000-0001-5261-5662)
Stephan, Ute ( 0000-0003-4514-6057)

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