The Entrepreneurship Research Challenge
Per Davidsson, Director, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
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Entrepreneurship is an emerging, dynamic and to a considerable extent, unpredictable phenomenon. Thus, it makes for a challenging research subject. In this book, one of the most experienced empiricists in the field has collected some of his most important ideas on how improved conceptualization and research design can make this challenge more manageable.
Contents: 1. Introduction Part I: Defining and Describing the Entrepreneurship Phenomenon 2. The Domain of Entrepreneurship Research: Some Suggestions 3. The Types and Contextual Fit of Entrepreneurial Processes Part II: Research Design Issues 4. Strategies for Dealing with Heterogeneity in Entrepreneurship Research 5. Method Issues in the Study of Venture Start-up Processes 6. Method Challenges and Opportunities in the Psychological Study of Entrepreneurship Part III: Interpreting and Spreading the Results 7. Interpreting Performance in Research on Independent Entrepreneurship 8. What Entrepreneurship Research can do for Business and Policy Practice Index