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Review article - Peer-reviewed, 2018

Entrepreneurship in the Agricultural Sector: A Literature Review and Future Research Opportunities

Fitz-Koch, Sarah; Nordqvist, Mattias; Carter, Sara; Hunter, Erik


Heeding calls for contextualizing entrepreneurship research and for greater attention to the role of sector in entrepreneurship research, we conduct a systematic literature review of extant research in agricultural entrepreneurship. Recent and rapid vertical integration and rationalization within the agricultural sector provides a dynamic setting for scholars to investigate entrepreneurship theory and practice. We identify three key contextual dimensions of the agricultural sector: identity, family, and institutions, which provide promising opportunities for future research and the potential to contribute to and extend current theoretical and empirical analyses of entrepreneurship research.


Entrepreneurship; agriculture; context; systematic literature review; sector studies

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Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice
2018, volume: 42, number: 1, pages: 129-166
Publisher: WILEY

Authors' information

Nordqvist, Mattias
Nordqvist, Mattias
Jönköping University
Carter, Sara
University of Strathclyde

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG2 Zero hunger

UKÄ Subject classification

Business Administration

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