A Multi-Case Study of Entrepreneurial Competencies in Microenterprises

International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, 2018, Vol. 7(4), pp. 321 – 346.

26 Pages Posted: 8 Jan 2019

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Tzu-Jiun Yeh

TransWorld University, Taiwan

Hung-Jung Chang

TransWorld University, Taiwan

Date Written: December 20, 2018

Abstract

Building on a theoretical framework of integrated entrepreneurial competencies with substantial literature supported by Baron and Ensley (2006), Bartlett and Ghoshal (1997), Karra, Nelson and Tracey (2008), Man, Lau and Chan (2002), and McGregor et al. (2000), this study conceptually interpreted a framework of entrepreneurial competencies in microenterprises through conducting a multi-case qualitative method. By collecting and analyzing related documentation, reviewing literature, and observing researchers' observations and participants involved the study identified six key entrepreneurial competencies in microenterprises i.e., opportunity exploration competencies, opportunity exploitation competencies, organizing competencies, strategic competencies, relationship competencies, and commitment competencies. As a result, the researchers provided the structure for further research for the practice and advancement of micro-entrepreneurship.

Keywords: microenterprises, entrepreneurial competencies, entrepreneurship, start-up ventures, small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

JEL Classification: L26, M13, P42

Suggested Citation

Yeh, Tzu-Jiun and Chang, Hung-Jung, A Multi-Case Study of Entrepreneurial Competencies in Microenterprises (December 20, 2018). International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, 2018, Vol. 7(4), pp. 321 – 346. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3306214

Tzu-Jiun Yeh (Contact Author)

TransWorld University, Taiwan ( email )

No.1221, Zhennan Rd
Douliu City
Taiwan

Hung-Jung Chang

TransWorld University, Taiwan

No.1221, Zhennan Rd
Douliu City
Taiwan

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