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Entrepreneurial Potential and Potential Entrepreneurs


  • Norris F. Krueger Jr.
  • Deborah V. Brazeal


Before there can be entrepreneurship there must be the potential for entrepreneurship, whether in a community seeking to develop or in a large organization seeking to innovate. Entrepreneurial potential, however, requires potential entrepreneurs. This paper discusses antecedents of such potential and proposes a model based on Shapero's (1982) model of the entrepreneurial event. We then discuss this model in light of supporting evidence from two different perspectives, corporate venturing and enterprise development.

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  • Norris F. Krueger Jr. & Deborah V. Brazeal, 1994. "Entrepreneurial Potential and Potential Entrepreneurs," Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, , vol. 18(3), pages 91-104, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:sae:entthe:v:18:y:1994:i:3:p:91-104
    DOI: 10.1177/104225879401800307

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