Human capital in social and commercial entrepreneurship


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.

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Divisions: College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School > Economics, Finance & Entrepreneurship
College of Business and Social Sciences > Aston Business School
Additional Information: © 2016, Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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)
Publication ISSN: 1873-2003
Last Modified: 27 May 2024 07:15
Date Deposited: 24 May 2016 12:25
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2016-07
Published Online Date: 2016-05-29
Accepted Date: 2016-05-18
Submitted Date: 2015-04-03
Authors: Estrin, Saul
Mickiewicz, Tomasz (ORCID Profile 0000-0001-5261-5662)
Stephan, Ute (ORCID Profile 0000-0003-4514-6057)

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