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Entrepreneurial learning in venture acceleration programs
Lund University,School of Economics and Management, Lund, Sweden.
Halmstad University, Halmstad, Sweden.
University West, School of Business, Economics and IT, Division of Business Administration.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6729-884X
Lund Universitet Ekonomihogskolan, Lund, Sweden.
2019 (English)In: Learning Organization, ISSN 0969-6474, E-ISSN 1758-7905Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
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Purpose: This study aims to better understand entrepreneurial learning in the context of venture acceleration programs. Design/methodology/approach: A qualitative research strategy was used based on multiple in-depth interviews with 21 lead entrepreneurs complemented with participatory observations and secondary sources. The data were inductively analysed following the Gioia methodology (Gioia et al., 2012). Findings: The authors build on experiential learning theory to generate a process-focussed model exploring the learning dynamics that venture acceleration programs can facilitate. In this model, the authors identify three catalysts that trigger processes of experiential learning and two contingencies that alleviate the effects of the catalysts on learning outcomes. The findings suggest that the potential of venture acceleration programs to be effective learning environments pends on the presence and quality of these catalysts and contingencies. Originality/value: The findings provide novel insights on how venture acceleration programs trigger entrepreneurial learning, thereby offering a deeper understanding of the learning dynamics in this setting. © 2019, Emerald Publishing Limited.

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SOCIAL SCIENCE, Business administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-14472DOI: 10.1108/TLO-04-2018-0082Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85071538479OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-14472DiVA, id: diva2:1357065
Available from: 2019-10-02 Created: 2019-10-02 Last updated: 2019-10-02

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