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Hybrid entrepreneurship: the importance of passion
Luleå Univ Technol, Dept Entrepreneurship & Innovat, S-95187 Luleå, Sweden.
Mittuniversitetet, Avdelningen för ekonomivetenskap och juridik.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-0375-8576
Luleå Univ Technol, Dept Entrepreneurship & Innovat, S-95187 Luleå, Sweden.
2014 (English)In: Baltic Journal of Management, ISSN 1746-5265, E-ISSN 1746-5273, Vol. 9, no 3, 314-329 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to investigate the motives behind individuals’ choice to haveparallel business-employment careers (hybrid entrepreneurship) with a particular focus on passion(i.e. to work with something one is passionate about) as the main motive.Design/methodology/approach – A survey was administered to 262 Swedish hybridentrepreneurs. Hypotheses proposed associations of the individual’s age at business start-up andweekly hours spent on the business with passion as the main motive for the hybrid form. Logisticregression was used to test the hypotheses.Findings – The results indicated that first, the ability to work with something one is passionate aboutis the top motive for combining employment with a side business; second, passion is more likely to bethe main motive behind the hybrid form among individuals who are older at business start-up; third,passion is less likely to be the main motive behind the hybrid form among individuals who spend moretime on the business.Research limitations/implications – The study focusses on passion as motive for hybridentrepreneurship, and in doing so, it does not test the extent to which hybrid entrepreneurs experiencepassion.Practical implications – The results support the popular notion that passion drives people to haveparallel business-employment careers. Findings indicating that passion as a motive is more commonamong those who are older at start-up and less common among those who spend more time onthe business suggest the importance of acknowledging hybrid entrepreneurs’ various profiles whenapproaching them in research and practice.Originality/value – This is the first study on motives behind hybrid entrepreneurship.

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2014. Vol. 9, no 3, 314-329 p.
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Hybrid entrepreneurship, Logistic regression, Passion
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:du-20474DOI: 10.1108/BJM-11-2013-0175ISI: 000341650200004Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84926320825OAI: oai:DiVA.org:du-20474DiVA: diva2:885963
Available from: 2014-08-18 Created: 2015-12-21 Last updated: 2015-12-21Bibliographically approved

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