Boldness and audacity in the field of entrepreneurship: understandings from literature


  • Rogério Ciotti Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina - Unoesc, Santa Catarina, (Brasil)
  • Nelson Santos Machado Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina - Unoesc, Santa Catarina, (Brasil)
  • Hilka Pelizza Vier Machado Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina - Unoesc, Santa Catarina, (Brasil)
  • Sayonara de Fátima Teston Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina - Unoesc, Santa Catarina, (Brasil)



Boldness, Audacity, Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurial Behavior


Objective: To identify and understand how the terms boldness and audacity have been discussed in researches on the entrepreneurship field.

Method / Approach: In order to identify the articles, the bibliometric method ProKnow-C was used. The search occurred in Scopus and Web of Science databases. In bibliometrics, the resources of Bibliometrix package were used. To understand how the themes are addressed in entrepreneurship, a systematic review of the literature was carried out.

Originality / Relevance: This research presents advances in the discussion and understanding of boldness/audacity theme in the field of Entrepreneurship.

Results: In bibliometrics, a quantitative analysis was performed with 109 articles, in which the following indicators were found: three journals, eight authors, three countries, eight keywords and evolution in the 2013-2021 period. The systematic literature review was based on 21 articles, and the results present four categories: boldness and minorities, risk and investments, personality traits and cultural variations.

Theoretical contributions: The research presents a theoretical contribution to the field of studies, by highlighting aspects associated with boldness/audacity in entrepreneurship studies, providing a broader understanding of the behavior of entrepreneurs and organizations. In addition, for Entrepreneurship researchers, the study elucidates the contexts in which these themes are discussed, in addition to pointing out theoretical gaps in the field.


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Author Biographies

Rogério Ciotti, Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina - Unoesc, Santa Catarina, (Brasil)

Doutorando em Administração na Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina - Unoesc, Santa Catarina, (Brasil). Professor da Universidade Regional Integrada do Alto Uruguai e das Missões - URI, Erechim, Rio Grande do Sul.

Nelson Santos Machado, Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina - Unoesc, Santa Catarina, (Brasil)

Doutor em Engenharia de Produção pela Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina – Unoesc, Santa Catarina, (Brasil). Professor titular e pesquisador da Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina, Campus Chapecó, no Mestrado Profissional e Doutorado em Administração.

Hilka Pelizza Vier Machado, Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina - Unoesc, Santa Catarina, (Brasil)

Doutora em Engenharia de Produção pela Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina - UFSC, Santa Catarina, (Brasil). Professora e pesquisadora do Doutorado em Administração na Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina - Unoesc, Chapecó, Santa Catarina, (Brasil). 



Sayonara de Fátima Teston, Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina - Unoesc, Santa Catarina, (Brasil)

Doutora em Administração pela Universidade do Vale do Itajaí - UNIVALI, Santa Catarina, (Brasil). Professora e Pesquisadora do Mestrado Profissional e Doutorado em Administração da Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina – Unoesc, Chapecó, Santa Catarina, Brasil.


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How to Cite

Ciotti, R., Machado, N. S., Machado, H. P. V., & Teston, S. de F. (2023). Boldness and audacity in the field of entrepreneurship: understandings from literature. Future Studies Research Journal: Trends and Strategies, 15(1), e0709.



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