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Modes of learning and entrepreneurial knowledge

Politis, Diamanto LU and Gabrielsson, Jonas LU (2015) In International Journal of Innovation and Learning 18(1). p.101-122
Abstract
In this study, we examine how entrepreneurs differ in their modes of learning and whether variations in modes of learning have any influence on their possession of entrepreneurial knowledge that increase their ability to recognise and exploit new business opportunities. Based on statistical analysis of 291 entrepreneurs we find that a learning mode that favours exploration is positively associated with the ability to recognise a higher number of business opportunities. A learning mode that favours exploitation is on the other hand negatively associated with the ability to cope with liabilities of newness. Adding to this, we find that the positive association between career experience and entrepreneurial knowledge is stronger with a... (More)
In this study, we examine how entrepreneurs differ in their modes of learning and whether variations in modes of learning have any influence on their possession of entrepreneurial knowledge that increase their ability to recognise and exploit new business opportunities. Based on statistical analysis of 291 entrepreneurs we find that a learning mode that favours exploration is positively associated with the ability to recognise a higher number of business opportunities. A learning mode that favours exploitation is on the other hand negatively associated with the ability to cope with liabilities of newness. Adding to this, we find that the positive association between career experience and entrepreneurial knowledge is stronger with a learning mode that favours exploration. (Less)
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entrepreneurial knowledge, entrepreneurship, innovation, learning, exploration, learning mode
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International Journal of Innovation and Learning
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18
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1
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101 - 122
publisher
Inderscience
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  • scopus:84936772088
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1741-8089
DOI
10.1504/IJIL.2015.070241
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English
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  abstract     = {In this study, we examine how entrepreneurs differ in their modes of learning and whether variations in modes of learning have any influence on their possession of entrepreneurial knowledge that increase their ability to recognise and exploit new business opportunities. Based on statistical analysis of 291 entrepreneurs we find that a learning mode that favours exploration is positively associated with the ability to recognise a higher number of business opportunities. A learning mode that favours exploitation is on the other hand negatively associated with the ability to cope with liabilities of newness. Adding to this, we find that the positive association between career experience and entrepreneurial knowledge is stronger with a learning mode that favours exploration.},
  author       = {Politis, Diamanto and Gabrielsson, Jonas},
  issn         = {1741-8089},
  keyword      = {entrepreneurial knowledge,entrepreneurship,innovation,learning,exploration,learning mode},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {101--122},
  publisher    = {Inderscience},
  series       = {International Journal of Innovation and Learning},
  title        = {Modes of learning and entrepreneurial knowledge},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJIL.2015.070241},
  volume       = {18},
  year         = {2015},
}