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Dynamic entrepreneurship and technology-based innovation

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  • David B. Audretsch

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    (Indiana University)

  • Donald F. Kuratko

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    (Indiana University)

  • Albert N. Link

    ()

    (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)

Abstract This paper seeks to distinguish between dynamic and static entrepreneurship. We define the construct of dynamic entrepreneurship in terms of Schumpeterian innovativeness and then develop a hypothesis suggesting that human capital is conducive to such action. In contrast, a paucity of human capital is more conducive to static entrepreneurship (defined in terms of organizational or ownership status). Based on a rich data set of entrepreneurs receiving research funding through the U.S. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, our empirical evidence suggests that academic-based human capital is positively correlated with dynamic behavior, whereas as business-based human capital and prior business experience is not.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Journal of Evolutionary Economics.

Volume (Year): 26 (2016)
Issue (Month): 3 (July)
Pages: 603-620

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DOI: 10.1007/s00191-016-0458-4
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