Do it again!

Recent developments in the study of habitual entrepreneurship and a look to the future

Authored by: Deniz Ucbasaran , Leonie Baldacchino , Andy Lockett

The Routledge Companion to Entrepreneurship

Print publication date:  September  2014
Online publication date:  September  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415631761
eBook ISBN: 9780203096512
Adobe ISBN: 9781136218620


 Download Chapter



In 1986 Ian MacMillan wrote that ‘to really understand entrepreneurship, let’s study habitual entrepreneurs’ (1986: 241). Why? He argued that habitual entrepreneurs

have had many an opportunity to attempt a business, analyze the attempt, and after several attempts recognize their mistakes and correct them in subsequent ventures – they build an “experience curve” for entrepreneuring. It is by studying the experience-driven skills and techniques that these business generators develop that we will eventually learn the “technology” of entrepreneurship.

(MacMillan 1986: 242)

Search for more...
Back to top

Use of cookies on this website

We are using cookies to provide statistics that help us give you the best experience of our site. You can find out more in our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.