Small Business Economics

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

Who become serial and portfolio entrepreneurs?

  • Simon C. Parker


“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.


Serial entrepreneur Portfolio entrepreneur Opportunity Ability 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Western UniversityLondonCanada

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