The purpose of this study was to gain an understanding of the antecedents to long-term sustainability of entrepreneurial ventures through successful entrepreneurs’ perspectives of the roles and importance of entrepreneurial skills, knowledge, abilities, and attitudes, as well as external factors. This qualitative study utilized a phenomenological approach. The participants were comprised of entrepreneurs from the north and northeast regions of Texas who have launched and managed businesses that have continued operations for 10 years or more.
Date of publication
Ann Gilley, Ph.D. (Chair), Jerry Gilley, Ed.D., Judy Sun, Ph.D., Tammy Cowart, J.D.
Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resource Development
Stevenson, Randall Trent, "UNDERSTANDING ANTECEDENTS TO LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL VENTURES: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL STUDY OF ENTREPRENEURS" (2018). Human Resource Development Theses and Dissertations. Paper 33.