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Abstract

ZAMPIER, Marcia Aparecida  and  TAKAHASHI, Adriana Roseli Wünsch. Entrepreneurial competencies and processes of entrepreneurial learning: a conceptual research model. Cad. EBAPE.BR [online]. 2011, vol.9, n.spe1, pp. 564-585. ISSN 1679-3951.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1679-39512011000600007.

Knowing that entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative and proactive characteristics and an eye for identifying new opportunities, the need to understand how they develop these competenciesarises. Reviewing the literature, one can see evidence of inter-relationship competencies in the development processes of entrepreneurial competenciesand entrepreneurial learning that support them. Therefore, it is essential to understand how these processes occur. Therefore, this study aims to make a contribution to improve entrepreneurship literature, presenting a conceptual research model that integrates models of entrepreneurial competenciesand models of entrepreneurial learning processes. This paper, which is theoretical, results from an extensive literature research and presents the results achieved so far, since empirical research for its validity is still being conducted.

Keywords : Entrepreneurs; Entrepreneurial competencies; Entrepreneurial learning; Small companies.

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