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  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.
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A New Perspective on Entrepreneurial Opportunity Development : In-depth Case Studies in the Context of Nascent Entrepreneurs

Ghorbani, Mehrnoosh, Feti, Andreea January 2013 (has links)
Over the last twenty years, the topic of opportunities has received an increased interest, which is not surprising given that it lies at the heart of entrepreneurship research. The business creation process is basically an opportunity development process, starting from the first glimpse of the entrepreneur’s idea and continuing until the exploitation of the opportunity. Currently, there is minimal amount of research looking at the process of opportunity development as a whole, no research investigating the opportunity as a unit of analysis and looking in-depth into what happens to the opportunity during the gestation period of a business. Opportunities are objective entities that are subjective to the entrepreneur as he or she is the one recognizing opportunities and acting upon pursuing them. In this thesis we combine more theories and separate the opportunity development process into three main stages, which are recognition, objectification and enactment and investigate each of them in-depth. We also look at how shaping or refinement is being done during the development process and how social networks influence this process.
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Nascent Entrepreneur’s Prospecting Profile and Start-up Capital Sources: An Investigation of Start-up Outcomes Over Time

Hechavarria, Diana M. January 2013 (has links)
No description available.
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Företagande i kommuner : En jämförande studie av främjandet av företagande i kommuner / Entrepreneurship in municipalities : A comparing study of the promotion of entrepreneurship in municipalities

Pedersen, Laila, Hedberg Larsson, Malin January 2019 (has links)
Examensarbetet inom civilekonomiprogrammet syftar till att bidra med kunskap om främjandet av företagande och utifrån offentliga sektorns perspektiv identifiera faktorer som har mer eller mindre möjlighet att påverka företagandet i Sverige. Vidare har det lagts betoning på de olika faktorerna som är synliga i främjandet av företagande för att kunna analysera huruvida det på lokal nivå går att påverka näringslivet ur ett kommunalt perspektiv. Regeringens målsättning är att kommuner fungerar effektivt inom gränserna av valfrihet och medbestämmande. I Sveriges välfärdssystem finns det en hög ambitionsnivå, men det ger varierande resultat beroende på vilken kommun som diskuteras. När det gäller andra delar av förvaltning har kommunerna krav eller regler som påverkar hur organisationen utformas, men dessa finns i mindre omfattning när det kommer till näringslivet. Det finns en hel del studier i ämnet, men det har enligt vår uppfattning funnits en brist i informationen som finns synlig angående hur utvecklingen ser ut från företagande till att aktivt starta företag med hjälp och förutsättningar från kommunen. Uppsatsen är en kvalitativ fallstudie, där det insamlade materialet har utgått från grundad teori och konceptuell forskning. Metoden som använts var telefonintervjuer med olika kommuner. En sammanställning gjordes sedan till mindre beskrivningar av attribut som anses viktiga av respondenterna. Resultatet är en redogörelse av intervjuerna och en jämförelse mellan kommuner i relation till företagande. Utifrån uppsatsen och undersökningen har vi fått mer insikt i vad som kan påverka förutsättningar i näringslivet och att det ligger en del problematik i hur den institutionella strukturen allokerar uppgifter utan att ge organisationer befogenhet att påverka förutsättningarna för individen i samhället. Det bör vara mer tydligt huruvida främjandet av nyföretagande är en statlig eller kommunal prioritering. Arbetet med främjande åtgärder av företagande kan med fördel bli mer tydlig och ett hållbarhetstänk kan vara en bättre utgångspunkt snarare än antalet startade företag. / The thesis aims to contribute to knowledge in the promotion of nascent entrepreneurship and from the public sectors perspective identify factors that have more or less opportunity to influence how starting businesses is encouraged in Sweden. In addition to this it aims to discuss visible factors in an encouraging business region and how municipalities work within these limits. The Government's objective is for municipalities to function effectively within the limits of Swedish rules for municipalities. In the Swedish welfare system, there is a high level of ambition, with varying results depending on which municipality is being analysed. When it comes to how the business climate is structured, the municipalities lack rules or requirements. There are a lot of studies on the subject, but in our opinion, there is a lack of transparency in the development of creating an encouraging business environment in Sweden. The thesis is a qualitative case study, where the collected material has been based on theory and conceptual research. The method used was telephone interviews with various respondents from different municipalities. A summary is then presented with attributes that were considered important by the respondents. The result of the performed interviews shows the operational work within the municipality, correlating with the business world. From the study we have gained more insight into what can affect the process of encouraging businesses in municipalities. Furthermore, it became visible that there might be a shortage in institutional structure, because of deficient regional power when it comes to allocating conditions to an encouraging business climate. Perhaps it could benefit the matter of increasing businesses if the objective was more pronouncedly exalted, as to whether it is a governmental or municipality priority. The promotion of entrepreneurship could possibly be clearer and perhaps benefit from more of a sustainability perspective rather than the number of companies started.
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The Passionate Combining Entrepreneurs

Nordström, Carin January 2015 (has links)
Entrepreneurs are portrayed as salient drivers of regional development and for a number of years nascent entrepreneurs have been studied in a large number of countries as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor project and the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics. Scholars have devoted much effort to investigating factors that determine how individuals engage in entrepreneurial activities, with most of the discussion limited to business start-ups. However, since this type of project does not follow identical nascent entrepreneurs over time, limited knowledge exists about their development and whether they stay in this nascent phase for a long time. In practice, it is common for entrepreneurs to run a business and at the same time work in wage work, so-called combining entrepreneurs. In Sweden, almost half of all business owners combine wage work with a business. However, not all combining entrepreneurs will eventually decide to leave the wage work and invest fully in the business. Consequently, much research has focused on the first step of entering entrepreneurship full time, but less has focused on the second step, the transition from the combining phase to full-time self-employment. The aim of this thesis is therefore to contribute to the theory of entrepreneurship by gaining a deeper understanding of combining entrepreneurs and their motives and intentions.   In the context of combining entrepreneurs, the theory of identity, resources and choice overload has been used to examine how entrepreneurs’ age (when starting the business), entrepreneurial tenure (the length of engagement in the side-business), hours spent (weekly involvement in the side-business), involvement in entrepreneurial teams (leading the business with one or more partners) and involvement in networks (business networks) influence their passion for engaging in entrepreneurship while sustaining wage work. Different categories of combining entrepreneurs and their intentions have also been examined.   A survey was administered to 1457 entrepreneurs within the creative sector in two counties in Sweden (Gävleborgs County and Jämtlands County). Since there were no separate mailing lists to only combining entrepreneurs, the survey was sent to all entrepreneurs within the chosen industry and counties. The total response rate was 33.5 percent and of them 57.6 percent combined, yielding 262 combining entrepreneurs who answered the questionnaire. The survey was then followed up with eight focus group interviews and two single interviews to validate the answers from the questionnaire.   The results indicate three types of combining entrepreneurs: nascent – with the intention to leave the combining phase for a transition into full-time self-employment, lifestyle – with the intention to stay in the combining phase, and occasional – with the intention to leave the combining phase for full-time wage work and close down the business. Transitioning fully to self-employment increases with the individual’s age. Also, a positive interactive effect exists with involvement in entrepreneurial networks. The results also indicate that the ability to work with something one is passionate about is the top motive for combining wage work with a side-business. Passion is also more likely to be the main motive behind the combining form among individuals who are older at business start-up, but passion is less likely to be the main motive behind the combining form among individuals who spend more time on the business. The longer the individual has had the side-business, the less likely passion is the main motive behind the combining form, and passion is less likely to be the main motive among those who are part of an entrepreneurial team. / <p>Avhandlingen baseras på fem delarbeten, tre var opublicerade vid tidpunkten för disputationen, två länkas här.</p>
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The Passionate Combining Entrepreneurs

Nordström, Carin January 2015 (has links)
Entrepreneurs are portrayed as salient drivers of regional development and for a number of years nascent entrepreneurs have been studied in a large number of countries as part of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor project and the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics. Scholars have devoted much effort to investigating factors that determine how individuals engage in entrepreneurial activities, with most of the discussion limited to business start-ups. However, since this type of project does not follow identical nascent entrepreneurs over time, limited knowledge exists about their development and whether they stay in this nascent phase for a long time. In practice, it is common for entrepreneurs to run a business and at the same time work in wage work, so-called combining entrepreneurs. In Sweden, almost half of all business owners combine wage work with a business. However, not all combining entrepreneurs will eventually decide to leave the wage work and invest fully in the business. Consequently, much research has focused on the first step of entering entrepreneurship full time, but less has focused on the second step, the transition from the combining phase to full-time self-employment. The aim of this thesis is therefore to contribute to the theory of entrepreneurship by gaining a deeper understanding of combining entrepreneurs and their motives and intentions.   In the context of combining entrepreneurs, the theory of identity, resources and choice overload has been used to examine how entrepreneurs’ age (when starting the business), entrepreneurial tenure (the length of engagement in the side-business), hours spent (weekly involvement in the side-business), involvement in entrepreneurial teams (leading the business with one or more partners) and involvement in networks (business networks) influence their passion for engaging in entrepreneurship while sustaining wage work. Different categories of combining entrepreneurs and their intentions have also been examined.   A survey was administered to 1457 entrepreneurs within the creative sector in two counties in Sweden (Gävleborgs County and Jämtlands County). Since there were no separate mailing lists to only combining entrepreneurs, the survey was sent to all entrepreneurs within the chosen industry and counties. The total response rate was 33.5 percent and of them 57.6 percent combined, yielding 262 combining entrepreneurs who answered the questionnaire. The survey was then followed up with eight focus group interviews and two single interviews to validate the answers from the questionnaire.   The results indicate three types of combining entrepreneurs: nascent – with the intention to leave the combining phase for a transition into full-time self-employment, lifestyle – with the intention to stay in the combining phase, and occasional – with the intention to leave the combining phase for full-time wage work and close down the business. Transitioning fully to self-employment increases with the individual’s age. Also, a positive interactive effect exists with involvement in entrepreneurial networks. The results also indicate that the ability to work with something one is passionate about is the top motive for combining wage work with a side-business. Passion is also more likely to be the main motive behind the combining form among individuals who are older at business start-up, but passion is less likely to be the main motive behind the combining form among individuals who spend more time on the business. The longer the individual has had the side-business, the less likely passion is the main motive behind the combining form, and passion is less likely to be the main motive among those who are part of an entrepreneurial team.
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Analýza souvislostí mezi self-efficacy, kapitálem, plánováním a ambicemi začínajících podnikatelů v České republice / Analysis of the link between self-efficacy, capital, planning and ambition of nascent entrepreneurs in the Czech Republic

Mareš, Jan January 2011 (has links)
The thesis is based on data from the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor project and analyzes the link between self-efficacy of Czech nascent entrepreneurs and the disposable amount of human, social and financial capital. It also examines the link between self-efficacy and planning activities of nascent entrepreneurs. The second part of the paper analyzes the relationship between growth ambitions of nascent entrepreneurs and disposable human, social, financial capital and business planning. It also shows the relationship between entrepreneurial self-efficacy and growth aspirations of Czech nascent entrepreneurs.

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