Toward a new entrepreneurial skills and competencies framework: a qualitative and quantitative study
by Christophe Loué; Jacques Baronet
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business (IJESB), Vol. 17, No. 4, 2012

Abstract: This paper develops and tests a new framework for addressing entrepreneurial skills. We first used a qualitative research methodology and interviewed entrepreneurs from France, Canada, and Algeria in order to figure out the relevant skills. Then we used a quantitative research methodology to validate our findings. Our framework relies on 44 skills and abilities. Using a principal component analysis (PCA) they were clustered into eight key categories that are making the backbone of our framework: 1) opportunity recognition and exploitation; 2) financial management; 3) human resources management; 4) marketing and commercial activities; 5) leadership; 6) self-discipline; 7) marketing and monitoring; 8) intuition and vision.

Online publication date: Sat, 16-Aug-2014

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