Who become serial and portfolio entrepreneurs?

Simon C. Parker*

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"Serial entrepreneurs" run multiple businesses in sequence while "portfolio entrepreneurs" run multiple businesses in parallel; they differ from "novice entrepreneurs" who have so far operated only one venture. The present paper is the first to model occupational choices between all three entrepreneurial types: It goes on to discuss its theoretical predictions in the light of independent evidence about serial and portfolio entrepreneurship from the extant literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)887-898
Number of pages12
JournalSmall Business Economics
Issue number4
Early online date28 Mar 2014
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014


  • Serial entrepreneur
  • Portfolio entrepreneur
  • Opportunity
  • Ability


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