Entrepreneurs, Strategy, Venturing Process and Industry Environment: A Configurational Approach to New Venture Emergence

  •  Qian Ye    


This study applied qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) as a viable method for new venture emergence. Through the inclusion of four-dimension variables from individuals, founding strategy, startup process, and environment, the study illuminates the importance of factor independence, factor interdependence, and factor complex causality in understanding new venture emergence. This study demonstrates the benefits of QCA approach to entrepreneurship research, a complement to the conventional variance-based approach. Limitations of QCA and future research directions are provided.

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