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Researching entrepreneurship: conceptualization and design
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Business Administration. QUT Business School, Australia.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6363-1382
2016 (English)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Researching Entrepreneurship is targeted primarily at research students and academics who are relatively new to research or to entrepreneurship research. This said, basic knowledge of research methods is assumed, and when foundational issues are discussed they are typically approach from a non-standard angle and/or with an eye to illuminate entrepreneurship-specific problems and solutions. This makes large parts of the contents potentially valuable for entrepreneurship scholars at any level of research proficiency. The book is also of interest to sophisticated, non-academic users with a professional interest in collecting and analyzing data from emerging and young ventures, and to those who make use of published entrepreneurship research. For example, analysts in marketing research or consultancy firms, business associations, statistical agencies and other government offices may find this book to be a valuable tool. Moreover, while the examples are derived from entrepreneurship research, the book provides a unique "experienced empirical researcher" (rather than "textbook method expert") treatment of issues that are of equal relevance across the social sciences. This goes for topics like the role of theory; research design; validity assessment; statistical inference, and replication.

Entrepreneurship research has developed rapidly in the decade that has passed since the first edition. Therefore, all chapters have been comprehensively updated and many have been extended; sometimes to twice the original length. Two of the original chapters have been excluded to make room for entirely new chapters on “the Dependent Variable” and “The Entrepreneurship Nexus.” While retaining a unique, personal tone, the author uses examples and references that build on contributions from a large number of top entrepreneurship researchers.

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Cham: Springer, 2016, 2. , 300 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-34354ISBN: 9783319266916 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-34354DiVA: diva2:1057527
Available from: 2016-12-19 Created: 2016-12-19 Last updated: 2016-12-19Bibliographically approved

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