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Entrepreneurial lives: A phenomenological study of the lived experience of the entrepreneur, including the influence of values, beliefs, attitudes, and leadership in the entrepreneurial journey


2007 2007

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Abstract (summary)

This study examines the lived experiences of entrepreneurs in the start-up phase of their business, to learn what it is like to be an entrepreneur and to gain insight on contributing factors to entrepreneurship. Eighteen entrepreneurs over the age of 25 answered the research question: What is the lived experience of entrepreneurs, including the effect of personal background, values, beliefs, and leadership, as they transition from start-up to successful venture? A phenomenological research approach was used. Findings from the study suggest that there is a deep level of meaning that entrepreneurs place on their entrepreneurial pursuits and that entrepreneurs are shaped by various internal and external forces.

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Subject
Management;
Occupational psychology;
Families & family life;
Personal relationships;
Sociology;
Organizational behavior;
Organization theory;
Entrepreneurs;
Startups;
Studies;
Attitudes;
Motivation
Classification
0454: Management
0624: Occupational psychology
0628: Families & family life
0628: Personal relationships
0628: Sociology
0703: Organizational behavior
0703: Organization theory
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Psychology; Beliefs; Entrepreneur; Leadership; Lived experience; Values
Title
Entrepreneurial lives: A phenomenological study of the lived experience of the entrepreneur, including the influence of values, beliefs, attitudes, and leadership in the entrepreneurial journey
Author
Bann, Cheryl L.
Number of pages
373
Publication year
2007
Degree date
2007
School code
1351
Source
DAI-A 67/12, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Klocinski, John
University/institution
Capella University
University location
United States -- Minnesota
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3244893
ProQuest document ID
193969186
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/193969186
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