Entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector: a literature review and future research opportunities

Sarah Fitz-Koch, Mattias Nordqvist, Sara Carter, Erik Hunter

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Heeding calls for contextualizing entrepreneurship research and for greater attention to the role of sector in entrepreneurship research, we conduct a systematic literature review of extant research in agricultural entrepreneurship. Recent and rapid vertical integration and rationalization within the agricultural sector provides a dynamic setting for scholars to investigate entrepreneurship theory and practice. We identify three key contextual dimensions of the agricultural sector; identity, family, and institutions, which provide promising opportunities for future research and the potential to contribute to and extend current theoretical and empirical analyses of entrepreneurship research.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-166
Number of pages37
JournalEntrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Issue number1
Early online date9 Oct 2017
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 9 Oct 2017


  • entrepreneurship
  • agriculture
  • systematic literature review


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