Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal

A double blind, refereed journal which publishes theoretical and empirical manuscripts on entrepreneurship and small business.

Articles from Vol. 15, No. 1-2, January-July

Franchising as a Strategic Marketing Plan for Small Entrepreneurs: A Test Case of the Real Estate Brokerage Industry
BACKGROUND Differences in industry structure can help to explain divergences in the strategic planning that new ventures undertake. Considering that entry barriers are lower in highly fragmented industries, one would expect to find that many new...
International Expansion of Family Firms: An Integrative Framework Using Taiwanese Manufacturers
INTRODUCTION Globalization and acceleration of technology diffusion has propelled the traditional family firms to undertake international expansion. With nearly one-quarter of the world's population and one of the fastest rates of economic growth...
It Wasn't an Option: Entrepreneurial Choice through the Lens of Image Theory
INTRODUCTION Entrepreneurial action is intentional (Krueger, 1993). It reflects the entrepreneur's affirmative attitude toward starting the venture--the action affirms the decision. Thus a decision to act is a necessary condition to entrepreneurship....
Prolegomena to a New Ecological Perspective in Entrepreneurship
INTRODUCTION Prior empirical work by the authors (McKenzie & Sud, 2008) found that an ecological perspective afforded new insight into the study of entrepreneurial failure. This paper offers preliminary discussion of a new ecological perspective...
Satisfaction, Stress, and Entrepreneurial Intentions
INTRODUCTION Entrepreneurship is increasingly acknowledged in U.S. society as a realistic, sometimes even preferable, method of work. For example, the Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity indicates that new venture creation in the U.S. continues...
The Collaborative Frontiers of Social Networks and Opportunity Recognition in Convergent Technologies
INTRODUCTION Opportunity recognition has long been considered as a crucial aspect of the entrepreneurial process. (Ventakaraman, 1997; Gaglio, 1997; Hills, 1995). To understand the influential role of social networks in entrepreneurial opportunity...
The Role of Trust in Citizen Participation in Building Community Entrepreneurial Capacity: A Comparison of Initiatives in Two Rural Texas Counties
Research has shown that citizen participation in entrepreneurial capacity building programs improves the outcomes and sustainability of the programs. Citizen participation, however, involves escalating effort and commitment as the level of participation...