Strategies and Tools for Entrepreneurial Resource Access: A Cross-Disciplinary Review and Typology
H Rawhouser, J Villanueva and S Newbert, 2017. “Strategies and Tools for Entrepreneurial Resource Access: A Cross-Disciplinary Review and Typology,” International Journal of Management Reviews. 19(4) 473-491.
45 Pages Posted: 19 Mar 2016 Last revised: 27 Feb 2018
Date Written: March 16, 2016
Given that gaining access to external resources is a critical component of entrepreneurial activity, a great deal of research has been done in an attempt to predict and explain this phenomenon. Unfortunately, this literature is largely scattered across a wide variety of somewhat disconnected research streams, which makes interpreting the insights that have been hitherto gained challenging. In response, we identify a sample of 76 relevant articles from the leading management and entrepreneurship journals that examine entrepreneurial access to resources. Using a narrative synthesis approach, we then organize these articles based on the strategies (projective and/or interpersonal) and tools (communications, actions, associations, and/or intangibles) by which entrepreneurs gain access to resources. Based on our categorization, we discuss the major themes in the extant literature and offer suggestions for how to move research on entrepreneurial access forward in the future.
Keywords: resource acquisition, entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial action
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