Entrepreneurship training for new ventures

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dc.contributor.author Ojala, Arto
dc.contributor.author Heikkilä, Jukka
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-15T09:05:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-15T09:05:31Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Ojala, A. & Heikkilä, J. (2011). Entrepreneurship training for new ventures. International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, Vol. 7, no 3, p. 297-310. doi:10.1007/s11365-009-0126-3
dc.identifier.issn 1554-7191 (Print) 1555-1938 (Online)
dc.identifier.other TUTKAID_37675
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/36949
dc.description.abstract Several studies in the field of international entrepreneurship have indicated the inadequacy of public policy support for new ventures and called for more tailored training programs. This paper introduces a training program created for new ventures in Central Finland and analyzes its benefits and shortcomings using a qualitative case study. The findings reveal that the training program provided useful knowledge on how to develop a business further and how to make it understandable and attractive to a funder. However, the findings also indicate that there is a need for cultural adaptation: the training program developed originally for U.S. new ventures was not fully adapted for the needs of Finnish entrepreneurs. The program mainly focused on risk taking, raising funds from capital markets in the U.S., and entering into the U.S market soon after the establishment. This was in contrast to the Finnish entrepreneurs’ strategies: they preferred to grow their business in a more controlled and profitable manner. Thus, although knowledge-intensive new ventures operate in global environments, the training provided for them should take into account the cultural differences and the local way of doing business.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartof International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal
dc.rights © Springer. This is an electronic final draft version of an article whose final and definitive form has been published in International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal by Springer.
dc.subject.other entrepreneurship en
dc.subject.other training en
dc.subject.other new ventures en
dc.subject.other international entrepreneurship en
dc.subject.other small firms en
dc.subject.other Finland en
dc.subject.other yrittäjyys fi
dc.subject.other yrittäjyyskasvatus fi
dc.subject.other pienyritykset fi
dc.subject.other Suomi fi
dc.title Entrepreneurship training for new ventures
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011111511683
dc.subject.kota 113
dc.subject.kota 512
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Computer Science and Information Systems en
dc.contributor.laitos School of Business and Economics en
dc.contributor.laitos Taloustieteiden tiedekunta (muuttunut Kauppakorkeakouluksi 1.1.2011) fi
dc.contributor.laitos Tietojenkäsittelytieteiden laitos fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine asiantuntijapalvelut fi
dc.contributor.oppiaine elektroninen liiketoiminta fi
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticle
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11365-009-0126-3
dc.date.updated 2011-11-15T04:30:08Z
dc.description.version Final draft
eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/type/status/PeerReviewed

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