Mentoring Senior Entrepreneurs

Andreas Walmsley, Ghulam Nabi

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4 Citations (Scopus)


Mentoring has traditionally been researched within the context of organisations. There is, however, growing interest in mentoring for entrepreneurship as its potential in supporting and developing entrepreneurs is increasingly recognised. The mentoring for entrepreneurship literature tends nonetheless to draw on young aspiring entrepreneurs, in particular students and recent graduates. With rates of senior entrepreneurship on the rise, this chapter conceptualises the relationship between senior entrepreneurship, the needs of senior entrepreneurs, and mentoring functions for entrepreneurship. The results, which incorporate both knowledge development and socio-emotional support functions of mentoring, are summarised in ten propositions. These propositions provide avenues for further research and insights for practice.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEntrepreneurship Education
Subtitle of host publicationA Lifelong Learning Approach
EditorsSukanlaya Sawang
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-48802-4
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-48801-7
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameContributions to Management Science
ISSN (Print)1431-1941
ISSN (Electronic)2197-716X


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Mentoring
  • Entrepreneurship Education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Marketing
  • Business and International Management
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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