Entrepreneurial teams

The notion of entrepreneurial teams has attracted discussion and debate among researchers for a number of years. While many now agree that the lone entrepreneur is potentially misleading concept because it overlooks how a range of people contribute to the realisation of the entrepreneur’s vision, there is disagreement over how the ‘entrepreneurial team’ should be defined.

Cooney (2005) gives a helpful introduction and overview of this debate. Building on the work of Kamm and colleagues, Cooney offers the following definition of an entrepreneurial team: