Strategies and Tools for Entrepreneurial Resource Access: A Cross‐Disciplinary Review and Typology

19 Pages Posted: 18 Oct 2017

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Hans Rawhouser

Lee Business School - University of Nevada Las Vegas

Scott L. Newbert

Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College - The City University of New York

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Date Written: October 2017

Abstract

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, the authors 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, they then organize these articles based on the strategies (projective and/or interpersonal) and tools (words, actions, associations and/or intangibles) by which entrepreneurs gain access to resources. Based on this categorization, the authors discuss the major themes in the extant literature and offer suggestions for how to move research on entrepreneurial access forward in the future.

Suggested Citation

Rawhouser, Hans and Newbert, Scott L., Strategies and Tools for Entrepreneurial Resource Access: A Cross‐Disciplinary Review and Typology (October 2017). International Journal of Management Reviews, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 473-491, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3054832 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijmr.12105

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Scott L. Newbert

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