Developing and validating a construct of entrepreneurial intensity

Jianwen Liao (Northeastern Illinois University)
Patrick J. Murphy (DePaul University)
Harold Welsch (DePaul University)

New England Journal of Entrepreneurship

ISSN: 2574-8904

Article publication date: 1 March 2005

Issue publication date: 1 March 2005

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In this article we define, validate, and propose a construct of entrepreneurial intensity, or the degree of entrepreneurship in firms. First, in defining the construct, we explore theoretical differences between entrepreneurial intensity and orientation in order to distinguish it. Second, we empirically validate a measure of entrepreneurial intensity using data based on a sample of 563 entrepreneurs. Third, we propose avenues for research on how entrepreneurial intensity distinguishes entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial action. Finally, we detail theoretical implications of using entrepreneurial intensity as an antecedent and outcome.


Liao, J., Murphy, P.J. and Welsch, H. (2005), "Developing and validating a construct of entrepreneurial intensity", New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 31-38.



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