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Reassesing portfolio entrepreneurship

Carter, Sara and Ram, Monder (2003) Reassesing portfolio entrepreneurship. Small Business Economics, 21 (4). pp. 371-380.

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Abstract

Portfolio entrepreneurship, that is the simultaneous ownership of several businesses, is becoming an important theme in the small business research literature. To date, however, there have been few dedicated empirical investigations of the phenomenon. This article analyses research on portfolio entrepreneurship that has been derived from a wide range of subject literatures, including economic sociology, cultural anthropology and agricultural economics. The aim is to provide a deeper understanding of the motivations for portfolio entrepreneurship approaches and the processes associated with it.