What is entrepreneurial failure? Implications for future research

Jenkins, Anna and McKelvie, Alexander (2016) What is entrepreneurial failure? Implications for future research. International Small business Journal, 34 2: 176-188. doi:10.1177/0266242615574011

Author Jenkins, Anna
McKelvie, Alexander
Title What is entrepreneurial failure? Implications for future research
Journal name International Small business Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0266-2426
Publication date 2016-03
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/0266242615574011
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 34
Issue 2
Start page 176
End page 188
Total pages 13
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Research into entrepreneurial failure is increasing in prevalence. However, there remains a lack of clarity surrounding how failure is conceptualized. This is an important issue because how failure is conceptualized influences the relevance of research questions posed and the comparability of findings across studies. In this article, we review conceptualizations of entrepreneurial failure including at two levels of analysis (firm and individual) and perspectives of failure (objective and subjective). We discuss the implications these conceptualizations have for future research, including the sampling frame and questions scholars ask.
Keyword Bankruptcy
Entrepreneurial failure
Entrepreneurial opportunities
Levels of analysis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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