Strategies for Dealing with Heterogeneity in Entrepreneurship Research
Davidsson, Per (2007) Strategies for Dealing with Heterogeneity in Entrepreneurship Research. In Solomon, George (Ed.) Academy of Management 2007 Annual Meeting : Doing Well By Doing Good, 3 - 8 August 2007, Philadelphia, United States.
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Business ventures are started by individuals and teams with very different backgrounds and motivations, pursuing business ideas of very variable inherent quality in environments that also show tremendous variability. As a result it is difficult to arrive at broadly valid generalizations, and studies that include all the variance at once risk arriving at nothing but weak results and increased bewilderment. This paper discusses strategies for dealing with the entrepreneurship phenomenon’s inherent heterogeneity in research design, sampling, operationalization and analysis; i.e., strategies that may help individual entrepreneurship studies better contribute to knowledge accumulation. Specific instances of exemplary works that have employed these strategies are discussed throughout the paper.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
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|Keywords:||Entrepreneurship, Heterogeneity, Research Methods, Research Design, Sampling, Operationalisation, Analysis|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Business and Management not elsewhere classified (150399)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Business Research|
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2007 Academy of Management|
|Deposited On:||03 Mar 2008|
|Last Modified:||03 Mar 2011 15:44|
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