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Publication date: 1 March 2001

Truls Erikson

Entrepreneurs' cognitive and behavioral ability to align their behavior with entrepreneurial opportunities is the fundamental mechanism to entrepreneurial supply.

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Entrepreneurs' cognitive and behavioral ability to align their behavior with entrepreneurial opportunities is the fundamental mechanism to entrepreneurial supply.

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New England Journal of Entrepreneurship, vol. 4 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2574-8904

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Publication date: 1 December 2005

Truls Erikson

The purpose of this paper is to uncover the strategic nature of formal seed capital in Norway as opposed to equally sized venture capital firms.

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to uncover the strategic nature of formal seed capital in Norway as opposed to equally sized venture capital firms.

Design/methodology/approach

As the population of Norwegian seed capital firms is embedded in this study, a differential approach is taken when contrasting these seed capital firms with venture capital firms of approximately the same size.

Findings

The findings indicate that seed capital firms take higher market risk than their counterparts, and that they diversify to a larger extent than comparable venture capital firms. The latter appears to be a function of the former.

Originality/value

This study reviews previous categorizations of seed capital providers, henceforth building towards an overall taxonomy of seed capital.

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Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, vol. 12 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1462-6004

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Article
Publication date: 1 February 2003

Truls Erikson and Are Gjellan

The point of departure is a temporary university incubator at a European technological university. These incubation programmes are held quarterly, and comprise six parallel…

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The point of departure is a temporary university incubator at a European technological university. These incubation programmes are held quarterly, and comprise six parallel developing teams nurturing and qualifying different business ideas into viable business plans. The programme has been successful, in technological, commercial and learning terms. Out of 102 business ideas, at least 57 successful new technology based firms have been created from the incubation programme, and more than 400 students have received significant practical real life hands‐on start‐up experiences, which have resulted in increased start‐up competence and motivation.

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Journal of European Industrial Training, vol. 27 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0309-0590

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Article
Publication date: 1 March 2003

Truls Erikson

In order to become novice, portfolio or serial entrepreneurs, individuals must first establish themselves as nascent entrepreneurs. Hence, the focus of this article is the factors…

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In order to become novice, portfolio or serial entrepreneurs, individuals must first establish themselves as nascent entrepreneurs. Hence, the focus of this article is the factors that lead early stage career individuals to choose business venturing rather than any other career path. In this article, taxonomy of entrepreneurial typologies is developed based on determinants of entrepreneurial competence. By employing Wood and Bandura’s (1998) mastery experience, vicarious experience and social experience, eight tentative typologies emerge.

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Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development, vol. 10 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1462-6004

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 2001

Lars Nerdrum and Truls Erikson

In this article, intellectual capital is seen as complementary capacities of competence and commitment. Based on theoretically and empirically robust human capital theory, we…

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In this article, intellectual capital is seen as complementary capacities of competence and commitment. Based on theoretically and empirically robust human capital theory, we define intellectual capital as individuals’ complementary capacity to generate added value and thus create wealth. Resources are then perceived to be both tangible and intangible. This view is an extension of human capital theory to include the intangible capacities of people. Implications for future research are discussed.

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Journal of Intellectual Capital, vol. 2 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1469-1930

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Article
Publication date: 8 August 2016

Leif Christian Lahn and Truls Erikson

The purpose of this paper is to outline a theoretical platform for a design-based approach to entrepreneurship education grounded in the ideas of the Russian psychologist and…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to outline a theoretical platform for a design-based approach to entrepreneurship education grounded in the ideas of the Russian psychologist and linguist Lev S. Vygotsky by reconceptualising the development of entrepreneurial expertise as artefact-mediated activity. This model is elaborated into some core pedagogical principles and contrasted with other approaches to entrepreneurial education. It also describes the piloting of this design perspective in a Master of Science programme in entrepreneurship. Students working as interns in high-tech start-up companies reflected on their practice and learned to learn using a number of artefacts as “scaffolds”.

Design/methodology/approach

The empirical base of this paper is an instrumental case study of the pilot programme where the material is subject to documentary and narrative analysis. The master’s theses of the students participating in the new start-up programme were compared with those of students in the regular programme using thematic analysis.

Findings

The authors call for a more systematic examination of the model derived from Vygotsky in the field of entrepreneurship education. The exploratory study indicates that the emphasis on artefact-mediated action may strengthen systematic self-reflection and learning to learn among master’s students in practice-based programmes. However, Vygotsky’s focus on “distributed agency” should be complemented by a more personalized mentoring scheme.

Originality/value

This is a pioneering study examining the pedagogy of artefact mediation in entrepreneurship education.

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Education + Training, vol. 58 no. 7/8
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Article
Publication date: 6 March 2017

Preeti Tiwari, Anil K. Bhat and Jyoti Tikoria

The purpose of this paper is to identify the role of cognitive styles (CgStys) and self-efficacy (SEff) in the formation of social entrepreneurial intentions (SEIs) among the…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify the role of cognitive styles (CgStys) and self-efficacy (SEff) in the formation of social entrepreneurial intentions (SEIs) among the students of a premier multi-campus technical university in India using the theory of planned behaviour as the research framework.

Design/methodology/approach

A 54-item questionnaire was responded by 550 students. The data were collected by employing a systematic random sampling method. In the total sample of the respondents, 67 per cent (n=368) were male and 33 per cent (n=182) were female and the average age of the respondents was 20 years. Structural equation modelling has been used for data analysis.

Findings

The results of the study support that the relationship between antecedents (CgStys and SEff) and SEIs was mediated by the attitude towards becoming a social entrepreneur, subjective norms and perceived behavioural control. Findings of this research study also suggest that students with high level of SEff are more inclined towards social entrepreneurial activities.

Research limitations/implications

The study was confined to the students from a technical university, and it may not give the generalized findings for students from the non-technical stream.

Practical implications

The finding of this research study will facilitate policy makers and educators for promoting social entrepreneurial activities at the university level. Based on the results and findings of the study, the educators may improve upon the support system to help and motivate students to opt social entrepreneurship as their career choice.

Originality/value

This is one of its kinds of research conducted in the Indian context. Findings of this research will be helpful in predicting how the intention process of Indian students is affected by their CgStys and SEff.

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South Asian Journal of Business Studies, vol. 6 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2398-628X

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