What is it about?
This article criticizes the idea that unicorn startups, or companies valued at over $1 billion, are the most critical type of entrepreneurship. The authors argue that these companies are hard to study and that focusing on them ignores the many other essential types of entrepreneurship. They also warn that pursuing unicorn startups may lead to unethical behavior.
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Why is it important?
Instead of focusing on the valuation of startups, the authors suggest that we should focus on the value they create.
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This page is a summary of: Chasing mythical creatures – A (not-so-sympathetic) critique of entrepreneurship's obsession with unicorn startups, Journal of Business Venturing Insights, June 2023, Elsevier,
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