Ascetic entrepreneurs: an elite prosopography
by David Kee
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB), Vol. 34, No. 1, 2018

Abstract: Asceticism has been advanced as a contributing factor to successful entrepreneurship. This paper reflects the testing of this construct with a prosopographical case study of six elite entrepreneurs. Bridging three centuries of new entry creation of sustained growth, this study verifies that asceticism is an appropriate explanatory mechanism and ethical standard for start-up viability and entrepreneurial success.

Online publication date: Fri, 20-Apr-2018

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