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Innovative opportunity pursuit, human capital and business ownership experience in an emerging region: evidence from Ghana

Paul JA Robson, Charles K Akuetteh, Paul Westhead and Mike Wright UGent (2012) SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS. 39(3). p.603-625
abstract
This study explores whether an entrepreneur's ability to assemble and leverage human capital, particularly specific human capital relating to prior business ownership experience, is associated with seven types of product and work practices innovation in an emerging region, namely, Ghana. Logistic regression estimation revealed that portfolio entrepreneurs were more likely than novice entrepreneurs to report 'innovation tried'. Multinomial logistic regression analysis revealed that portfolio entrepreneurs were more likely than other entrepreneurs to report 'innovation tried and introduced'. If the goals of policy are to increase the 'quality' of new business start-ups and maximize investment returns, there is a case to target assistance to portfolio entrepreneurs.
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keyword
ABSORPTIVE-CAPACITY, MANUFACTURING SECTOR, ECONOMIC-GROWTH, PERFORMANCE, POLICY, FIRMS, SERIAL, IDENTIFICATION, Innovation process outcomes, Human capital, Habitual entrepreneurs, Ghana, TECHNOLOGICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP, SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
journal title
SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS
Small Bus. Econ. Group
volume
39
issue
3
pages
603 - 625
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000308348900006
JCR category
ECONOMICS
JCR impact factor
1.13 (2012)
JCR rank
114/332 (2012)
JCR quartile
2 (2012)
ISSN
0921-898X
DOI
10.1007/s11187-011-9333-8
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
A1
copyright statement
I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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3031857
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-3031857
date created
2012-10-19 14:34:38
date last changed
2015-06-17 10:17:13
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  abstract     = {This study explores whether an entrepreneur's ability to assemble and leverage human capital, particularly specific human capital relating to prior business ownership experience, is associated with seven types of product and work practices innovation in an emerging region, namely, Ghana. Logistic regression estimation revealed that portfolio entrepreneurs were more likely than novice entrepreneurs to report 'innovation tried'. Multinomial logistic regression analysis revealed that portfolio entrepreneurs were more likely than other entrepreneurs to report 'innovation tried and introduced'. If the goals of policy are to increase the 'quality' of new business start-ups and maximize investment returns, there is a case to target assistance to portfolio entrepreneurs.},
  author       = {Robson, Paul JA and Akuetteh, Charles K and Westhead, Paul and Wright, Mike},
  issn         = {0921-898X},
  journal      = {SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS},
  keyword      = {ABSORPTIVE-CAPACITY,MANUFACTURING SECTOR,ECONOMIC-GROWTH,PERFORMANCE,POLICY,FIRMS,SERIAL,IDENTIFICATION,Innovation process outcomes,Human capital,Habitual entrepreneurs,Ghana,TECHNOLOGICAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP,SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {603--625},
  title        = {Innovative opportunity pursuit, human capital and business ownership experience in an emerging region: evidence from Ghana},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11187-011-9333-8},
  volume       = {39},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Robson, Paul JA, Charles K Akuetteh, Paul Westhead, and Mike Wright. 2012. “Innovative Opportunity Pursuit, Human Capital and Business Ownership Experience in an Emerging Region: Evidence from Ghana.” Small Business Economics 39 (3): 603–625.
APA
Robson, P. J., Akuetteh, C. K., Westhead, P., & Wright, M. (2012). Innovative opportunity pursuit, human capital and business ownership experience in an emerging region: evidence from Ghana. SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS, 39(3), 603–625.
Vancouver
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Robson PJ, Akuetteh CK, Westhead P, Wright M. Innovative opportunity pursuit, human capital and business ownership experience in an emerging region: evidence from Ghana. SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS. 2012;39(3):603–25.
MLA
Robson, Paul JA, Charles K Akuetteh, Paul Westhead, et al. “Innovative Opportunity Pursuit, Human Capital and Business Ownership Experience in an Emerging Region: Evidence from Ghana.” SMALL BUSINESS ECONOMICS 39.3 (2012): 603–625. Print.