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Cross-Disciplinary Exploration of Entrepreneurial Human Capital

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Adova, I. B. & Kudelina, O. V. (2022). Cross-Disciplinary Exploration of Entrepreneurial Human Capital. AlterEconomics, 19(2), 212-238. https://doi.org/10.31063/AlterEconomics/2022.19-2.2


The article provides a review of economic and sociological research literature on entrepreneurial human capital. The purpose of the article was to define the conceptual framework of entrepreneurial human capital based on bibliographic and theoretical analysis of the most significant works. The bibliographic search was carried out by using the key descriptor «entrepreneurial human capital» in the Scopus international database (49 publications were selected). The analysis of the metadata of the selected scientific publications was carried out with the help of the Bibliometrix software. As a result of the content analysis of the selected articles, the following three levels of entrepreneurial human capital were identified: macrolevel, that is, state and society; mesolevel or individual institutional units and organizations; and microlevel or individual entrepreneurs. The studies of entrepreneurial human capital may have an economic, social, or spatial context, which determines the focus of each particular study on specific aspects or factors of this phenomenon. It is concluded that entrepreneurial human capital can be considered as an interdisciplinary category, explored through the convergence of economic and sociological methodology. The study may be of interest to small and medium-sized entrepreneurs and to policy-makers seeking to stimulate entrepreneurship on individual, organizational, and social levels.

Irina B. ADOVA, Dr. Sci. (Econ.), Professor, Novosibirsk State Technical University, 20, K. Marx Ave., Novosibirsk, 630087, Russian Federation, Novosibirsk State University of Economics and Management, 53, Yadrintsevskaya St., Novosibirsk, 630099, Russian Federation, e-mail: adova.prof@gmail.com,  https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3339-9121

Olga V. KUDELINA, Dr. Sci. (Med.), Associate Professor, Siberian State Medical University, 2, Moskovsky trakt, Tomsk, 634050, Russian Federation,  https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2921-3272

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