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Learning in the business start-up process


  • Niels Bosma
  • Joris Meijaard
  • Gijs van Popta


The start-up process is an important source for learning opportunities. The present study investigates different types of entrepreneurial learning in the start-up process. Combining contributions from psychology, sociology, organisational and entrepreneurship literature, an appropriate conceptual framework emerges, in which different types of entrepreneurial learning are distinguished. Based on this framework, and using panel data on start-up entrepreneurs, we empirically rediscovered this typology of entrepreneurial learning for The Netherlands. In addition, the identified types are analysed further to explore additional characteristics.

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  • Niels Bosma & Joris Meijaard & Gijs van Popta, 2002. "Learning in the business start-up process," Scales Research Reports N200215, EIM Business and Policy Research.
  • Handle: RePEc:eim:papers:n200215

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