To date, habitual entrepreneurship research has mainly focused on comparing novice with habitual business founders and creating typologies. The purpose of this paper is to examine and explain the underlying reasons why habitual entrepreneurs establish new businesses repeatedly and continually. The case based, the study identifies eight factors, which contribute to consecutive venture creation. The findings suggest that boredom and passion are necessary conditions triggering habitual entrepreneurship. Other important mechanisms included the joy of discovering and exploiting an opportunity, the need for continuous achievement, and entrepreneurship as a meaningful choice of career.
Habitual Entrepreneurship; Serial and Portfolio Entrepreneurs; Qualitative; Underlying mechanisms
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XXIII Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business (RENT) Conference, 2009