This paper outlines a constructivist framework for understanding the results of the entrepreneurial process. The core thesis of the paper is that, taken alone, neither the personality of the entrepreneur nor the structural characteristics of the environment determine the result. Rather, it is argued that the result of the entrepreneurial process is emergent from a complex interaction between the entrepreneur, the environment, chance events and prior performance. The framework is illustrated with evidence from biographies of six successful entrepreneurs.
BOUCHIKHI, H. (1993). A Constructivist Framework for Understanding Entrepreneurship Performance.