When starting a business venture, individuals likely confront a range of problems (Van Gelderen, Thurik, and Patel, 2011). Although problems experienced during the fledgling stages are intuitively expected to be a potential cause for opting to abandon new venture creation efforts (Brush and Manolova, 2004), emerging and inconsistent empirical findings suggest the role of start-up problems remains less than fully understood. In this paper, we investigate entrepreneurial intensity, defined as the level of commitment and single-minded focus toward starting a venture (Liao, Murphy and Welsch, 2005), as a mechanism for explaining why some individuals are able to overcome problems, thus choosing to continue to progress through versus quit the new venture creation process.
Schenkel, Mark T. and D’Souza, Rodney R.
"CONTINUE OR QUIT? THE ROLE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL INTENSITY AND START-UP PROBLEMS IN NEW VENTURE CREATION (SUMMARY),"
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Vol. 32
, Article 14.
Available at: http://digitalknowledge.babson.edu/fer/vol32/iss4/14