Toward a Theory of Entrepreneurial Careers

  title={Toward a Theory of Entrepreneurial Careers},
  author={William G. Dyer},
  journal={Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice},
  pages={21 - 7}
  • W. Dyer
  • Published 1 January 1995
  • Business
  • Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Parallel streams of theory and research regarding entrepreneurship and careers has led to a dearth of comprehensive theories regarding the careers of entrepreneurs. This article describes four core dimensions of theory that are essential in developing a comprehensive theory of entrepreneurial careers: (1) a theory of career choice; (2) a theory of career socialization; (3) a theory of career orientation; and (4) a theory of career progression from entry to exit. A general model is presented… 

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