Conceptualizing teachers' entrepreneurial behavior: An exploratory review

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The purpose of this paper is to present a review of literature for scholar carrying out teachers' entrepreneurial behavior (TEB) study that understands the conceptual definition of TEB. This is primarily a critical review of a range of recently published literature (2003-2017) focusing on the definition of entrepreneurial behavior from the business and education sector. The review examined research trends, as well as approaches used by scholars studying the definition of entrepreneurial behavior. This review concluded that TEB remain in the early stages of development. No definition has been developed, whereas two common features have been located, personal development process and innovations. This paper summarizes scholars' advocacies, empirical studies and review journals into five crucial attributes for teachers. This paper contribute to highlight the conceptual framework for studying TEB which provides theoretical direction that will advance knowledge in studying entrepreneurship through more systemic and coherent practice. Beyond this board purpose, this review indicates the pattern and approaches of existing empirical studies in defining entrepreneurial behavior for researchers to conduct TEB study in the future. Copyright © 2018 International Journal of Liberal Arts And Social Science.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-28
JournalInternational Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2018



Ho, M. C. S. (2018). Conceptualizing teachers' entrepreneurial behavior: An exploratory review. International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science, 6(1), 14-28. Retrieved from