The Role of Human Capital in Technological Entrepreneurship

16 Pages Posted: 19 Oct 2007

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Mike Wright

Nottingham University Business School

Keith M. Hmieleski

Texas Christian University - M.J. Neeley School of Business

Donald S. Siegel

Arizona State University

Michael D. Ensley

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management & Technology

Abstract

This special issue addresses the role that the human capital characteristics of individuals and teams play in the complex process of technological entrepreneurship. In this article, we position the special issue on human capital and technology-based entrepreneurship within the literatures concerning academic entrepreneurship, technology transfer and innovation, and corporate spin-offs. We summarize the articles in the special issue and also outline a research agenda at the firm, entrepreneurial team, and individual entrepreneur levels. Finally, we discuss managerial and policy implications.

Suggested Citation

Wright, Mike and Hmieleski, Keith M. and Siegel, Donald S. and Ensley, Michael D., The Role of Human Capital in Technological Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 31, No. 6, pp. 791-806, November 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1020426 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2007.00202.x

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Keith M. Hmieleski

Texas Christian University - M.J. Neeley School of Business ( email )

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Donald S. Siegel

Arizona State University ( email )

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Michael D. Ensley

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) - Lally School of Management & Technology ( email )

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United States

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