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The role of mentorship in entrepreneurial ventures

by Reddy, Daniel

Abstract

This thesis explores the role of mentorship in entrepreneurial ventures. With staggering failure rates of entrepreneurial firms, the study of the determinants of success and failure of entrepreneurs is abundant. Among the key determinants of success are the factors comprising the human capital of entrepreneurs. Using models and theories based on corporate mentorship, this thesis bridges the gap between the study of entrepreneurial human capital and mentorship. Relying on seventeen interviews with a variety of entrepreneurs from around the country, this thesis identifies the significance placed on mentorship, reveals the models these relationships can take, and identifies the primary benefits of mentorship among entrepreneurs.

Note

Includes bibliography

bachelor

Bachelor of Arts

Administrative Notes
Copyright
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Publisher
None
PID
coccc:1325
Digital Origin
reformatted digital
Extent
61 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Thesis
Senior Thesis -- Colorado College
Degree Name
Degree Type
Date Issued
2009