Stratification, Economic Adversity, and Entrepreneurial Launch: The Effect of Resource Position on Entrepreneurial Strategy

  title={Stratification, Economic Adversity, and Entrepreneurial Launch: The Effect of Resource Position on Entrepreneurial Strategy},
  author={Patrice Y. Perry-Rivers},
  journal={Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice},
  pages={685 - 712}
This paper analyzes whether or not the simple theory of income choice, which indicates there is a positive relationship between economic adversity and entrepreneurship, is applicable to all groups and may have been overgeneralized in entrepreneurship research. Using social stratification theory and the resource–based view, I explore how accumulated resource position differences between advantaged and disadvantaged entrepreneurial actor groups could result in their employing different strategies… 

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