Entrepreneurial Potential and Potential Entrepreneurs


  • Norris F. Krueger, Jr. University of Phoenix.
  • Deborah V. Brazeal Polytechnic University in Pomona.




Entrepreneurs, Potential, Corporate venturing, Enterprise development


Before there can be entrepreneurship there must be the potential for entrepreneurship, whether in a community seeking to develop or in a large organization seeking to innovate. Entrepreneurial potential, however, requires potential entrepreneurs. This paper discusses antecedents of such potential and proposes a model based on Shapero's (1982) model of the entrepreneurial event. We then discuss this model in light of supporting evidence from two different perspectives, corporate venturing and enterprise development.


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Author Biographies

Norris F. Krueger, Jr., University of Phoenix.

PhD in Entrepreneurship. Research Fellow da School for Advanced Studies,University of Phoenix, Arizona, (USA). 

Deborah V. Brazeal, Polytechnic University in Pomona.

Full Professor California State Polytechnic University in Pomona - USA


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How to Cite

Krueger, Jr., N. F., & Brazeal, D. V. (2018). Entrepreneurial Potential and Potential Entrepreneurs. Iberoamerican Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 7(2), 201–226. https://doi.org/10.14211/regepe.v7i2.1071



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