Entrepreneurial learning in venture acceleration programs

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This study aims to better understand entrepreneurial learning in the context of venture acceleration programs.

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).

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.

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.


Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Halmstad University
  • University College West

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Företagsekonomi


Antal sidor16
TidskriftLearning Organization
StatusE-pub ahead of print - 2019 jul 29
Peer review utfördJa