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Entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector : a literature review and future research opportunities

Fitz-Koch, Sarah and Nordqvist, Mattias and Carter, Sara and Hunter, Erik (2017) Entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector : a literature review and future research opportunities. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 42 (1). pp. 129-166. ISSN 1042-2587

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Heeding calls for contextualizing entrepreneurship research and for greater attention to the role of sector in entrepreneurship research, we conduct a systematic literature review of extant research in agricultural entrepreneurship. Recent and rapid vertical integration and rationalization within the agricultural sector provides a dynamic setting for scholars to investigate entrepreneurship theory and practice. We identify three key contextual dimensions of the agricultural sector; identity, family, and institutions, which provide promising opportunities for future research and the potential to contribute to and extend current theoretical and empirical analyses of entrepreneurship research.