The role of human capital in technological entrepreneurship

Mike Wright, Keith M. Hmieleski, Donald S. Siegel, Michael D. Ensley

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This special issue addresses the role that the human capital characteristics of individuals and teams play in the complex process of technological entrepreneurship. In this article, we position the special issue on human capital and technology-based entrepreneurship within the literatures concerning academic entrepreneurship, technology transfer and innovation, and corporate spin-offs. We summarize the articles in the special issue and also outline a research agenda at the firm, entrepreneurial team, and individual entrepreneur levels. Finally, we discuss managerial and policy implications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)791-806
Number of pages16
JournalEntrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics


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