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Small Business Economics

, Volume 43, Issue 4, pp 887–898 | Cite as

Who become serial and portfolio entrepreneurs?

  • Simon C. Parker
Article

Abstract

“Serial entrepreneurs” run multiple businesses in sequence while “portfolio entrepreneurs” run multiple businesses in parallel; they differ from “novice entrepreneurs” who have so far operated only one venture. The present paper is the first to model occupational choices between all three entrepreneurial types: It goes on to discuss its theoretical predictions in the light of independent evidence about serial and portfolio entrepreneurship from the extant literature.

Keywords

Serial entrepreneur Portfolio entrepreneur Opportunity Ability 

JEL Classifications

L26 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Western UniversityLondonCanada

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