Challenging Entrepreneurship Research

1st Edition

Hans Landstrom, Annaleena Parhankangas, Alain Fayolle, Philippe Riot

Routledge
Published June 16, 2016
Reference - 290 Pages - 7 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138922310 - CAT# Y202496
Series: Routledge Rethinking Entrepreneurship Research

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Summary

The growth of entrepreneurship research has been accompanied by an increased convergence and institutionalization of the field. In many ways this is of course positive, but it also represents how the field has become "mainstream" with the concomitant risk that individual scholars become embedded in a culture and incentive system that emphasizes and rewards incremental research questions, while reducing the incentives for scholars to conduct challenging research.

This book challenges this status quo from accepted theories, methodologies and paradigmatic assumptions, to the relevance (or lack of) for contemporary practice and the impact of key journals on scholars’ directions in entrepreneurship research.

An invited selection of the younger generation of scholars within the field of entrepreneurship research adopt a critical and constructive posture on what has been achieved in entrepreneurship research, the main assumptions which underly it, but also open-up new paths for creative entrepreneurship research in the future. This is a must-read for all scholars, educators and advanced students in entrepreneurship research.

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