Professor of Strategy
Entrepreneurial Identityin The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management, Volume 3, Entrepreneurship (The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management, V. III).
Authors: Gimeno Javier
The chapter discusses the concept of entrepreneurial identity, defined as a persons attitudes and beliefs, attributes, and subjective evaluation of himself or herself in an entrepreneurial role. The authors argue that becoming an entrepreneur involves a social role transition, and that entrepreneurial identity facilitates the transition. They discuss the dimensions of this identity, some factors that influence its development, and some consequences for entrepreneurial outcomes.