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Human capital in social and commercial entrepreneurship

Estrin, Saul ORCID: 0000-0002-3447-8593, Mickiewicz, Tomasz and Stephan, Ute (2016) Human capital in social and commercial entrepreneurship. Journal of Business Venturing, 31 (4). pp. 449-467. ISSN 0883-9026

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jbusvent.2016.05.003


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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Additional Information: © 2016 The Authors © CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2016 13:20
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2024 20:00

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