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Modelling self-regulated learning strategies in early-stage entrepreneurs: the role of intentionality and interaction.

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dc.contributor.author O'Shea, Deirdre
dc.contributor.author Buckley, Finian
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-25T13:53:51Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-25T13:53:51Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2640
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract This research investigates entrepreneurs from a psychological perspective, with a focus on the strategies entrepreneurs use to manage or self-regulate their learning, an area which has largely been ignored in past research with regard to entrepreneurs. The sample consisted of 11 nascent entrepreneurs and new business owners who had started ventures in the sectors of business or consumer services in the last two years. Participants were recruited from a variety of sources throughout Ireland, including university incubator centres, entrepreneurial network groups, enterprise boards, and information and support services for entrepreneurs. The entrepreneur’s self-regulated learning strategies were assessed using an in-depth, focused interview. Analysis of the results unravelled the complex network of strategies employed by entrepreneurs to manage their learning and knowledge acquisition in the early stages of a new venture. As such, this research demonstrates that entrepreneurial learning is self-regulated, and can be viewed along the dual continuation of: • the level of intentionality of the learning • the level of interaction with other individuals or the environment. Although this research reports on an early-stage, preliminary investigation of a wider study, the examination of the self-regulation of learning and knowledge acquisition can provide valuable insights into the decision-making processes of entrepreneurs and of the process of venture creation more generally. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Inderscience en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small business;10(1), pp. 83-107
dc.relation.uri http:dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJESB.2010.033050
dc.rights Copyright © 2010 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. en_US
dc.subject self-regualted learnning en_US
dc.subject self-regulation en_US
dc.subject entrepreneurial learning en_US
dc.subject informal learning en_US
dc.subject work-based learning en_US
dc.subject psychology of entrepreneurship en_US
dc.subject learning strategies en_US
dc.title Modelling self-regulated learning strategies in early-stage entrepreneurs: the role of intentionality and interaction. en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US

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