Reassesing portfolio entrepreneurship

Sara Carter, Monder Ram

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Portfolio entrepreneurship, that is the simultaneous ownership of several businesses, is becoming an important theme in the small business research literature. To date, however, there have been few dedicated empirical investigations of the phenomenon. This article analyses research on portfolio entrepreneurship that has been derived from a wide range of subject literatures, including economic sociology, cultural anthropology and agricultural economics. The aim is to provide a deeper understanding of the motivations for portfolio entrepreneurship approaches and the processes associated with it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)371-380
Number of pages9
JournalSmall Business Economics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2003


  • portfolio entrepreneurship
  • small business
  • micro-eneterprise
  • company growth


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