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Methodological Approaches to Entrepreneurship: Past research and Suggestions for the Future

Davidsson, Per (2005) Methodological Approaches to Entrepreneurship: Past research and Suggestions for the Future. Small Enterprise Research : the journal of SEAANZ, 13, pp. 1-21.

Abstract

This journal aims at developing and sharing some ideas on methodological development in entrepreneurship research, based on the author’s experience from two decades of empirical work in this area. As there is no shortage of ideas in the literature as regards what "entrepreneurship" is, and what entrepreneurship research should study, it may be useful to first set the stage on these issues. In order to facilitate cumulative knowledge building and enhance the legitimacy of entrepreneurship as a scholarly domain it is important that the phenomenon called "entrepreneurship" be defined as unambiguously as possible. The particular view embraced by the author regards entrepreneurship as "the creation of new [to the market] economic activity". This includes launching new products or services, new business models, radically changed price/value relationships, or entering the market as new competitor with essentially imitative products or services. Continues...

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ID Code: 5866
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: Per Davidsson, entrepreneurship, SME, entrepreneur research, research methods
ISSN: 1321-5906
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
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 Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Per Davidsson
Deposited On: 21 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:15

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