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Handbook of Research On Entrepreneurship

What We Know and What We Need to Know Edited by Alain Fayolle, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director, Entrepreneurship Research Centre, EMLYON Business School, France
This indispensable Handbook offers a fresh look at entrepreneurship research, addressing what we already know, and what we still need to know, in the field.

Over the course of 17 chapters, a collaboration of 24 highly-regarded researchers, experts in their fields, provide an insightful new perspective on the future of the study of entrepreneurship. They show that there is a need to redesign research in the field – enacting entrepreneurship out of the box – and consider the history of entrepreneurship whilst developing the future course for research. They also underline the importance of developing research at the crossroads of different fields and the need to explore new domains and/or revisit existing ones from differing perspectives. Finally, they express a desire for more continuity in research, developing knowledge around key concepts and insightful domains.
Alain Fayolle is winner of the European Entrepreneurship Education award
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Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 0 85793 691 2
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This indispensable Handbook offers a fresh look at entrepreneurship research, addressing what we already know, and what we still need to know, in the field.

Over the course of 17 chapters, a collaboration of 24 highly regarded researchers, experts in their fields, provide an insightful new perspective on the future of the study of entrepreneurship. They show that there is a need to redesign research in the field – enacting entrepreneurship out of the box – and to consider the history of entrepreneurship whilst developing the future course for research. They also underline the importance of developing research at the crossroads of different fields and the need to explore new domains and/or revisit existing ones from differing perspectives. Finally, they express a desire for more continuity in research, developing knowledge around key concepts and insightful domains.
‘Entrepreneurship research is ever expanding, and it seems time to step back and reflect on where we are and where to go. This excellent volume brings in a well-grounded perspective on where the future for entrepreneurship research (and researchers) may lie, assembling contributions by some of the most creative thinkers in the entrepreneurship field. This is a timely book, valuable for all those with an interest in the future of the entrepreneurship field.’
– Friederike Welter, Institut für Mittelstandsforschung Bonn (IfM Bonn), University of Siegen, Germany and JIBS, Sweden

‘The burgeoning of interest in entrepreneurship in society has been accompanied by an increase in the scientific base of the field. This Handbook, with contributions from world-class researchers, not only reflects this trend but also contributes to the field by pushing forward its intellectual and scientific roots. It groups the contributions into four perspectives and draws upon a broad disciplinary base. Alain Fayolle has edited a very stimulating work that should be read by all those seriously interested in entrepreneurship.’
– Robert Blackburn, Kingston University, UK and Editor, International Small Business Journal

‘Alain Fayolle has brought together an impressive collection of contributions from many of the very best scholars in entrepreneurship. In bringing them together, this engaging book not only offers a very thoughtful reflection on past and present work in entrepreneurship but also insightful, new and fresh perspectives for its future study. This book is a must read for anyone who is serious about entrepreneurship, its research and the future of the field. An exciting, fresh and very timely addition.’
– Sarah L. Jack, Lancaster University Management School, UK

Contributors: B.S. Anderson, L. Bégin, G. Cacciotti, J.G. Covin, P. Desbrières, S. Dolmans, S. Dubard Barbosa, A. Fayolle, W.B. Gartner, J. Hayton, C. Henry, B. Honig, B. Johannisson, H. Landström, S. Marlow, B. Martin, G. McElwee, S. Mian, H. Neergaard, S. Read, K.G. Shaver, R. Smith, P. Somerville, M. Wright
Contents:

1. What We Know and What We Need to Know in the Field of Entrepreneurship
Alain Fayolle

PART I: REDESIGNING ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH
2. Organizing Entrepreneurship (Research)
William B. Gartner

3. A History of Entrepreneurship Research
Hans Landström

4. Entrepreneurship: Theory, Art, and/or Practice?
Bengt Johannisson

5. The Landscape of Qualitative Methods in Entrepreneurship: A European Perspective
Helle Neergaard

PART II: CROSSING THE FIELDS
6. Exploring the Intersection of Gender, Feminism and Entrepreneurship
Colette Henry and Susan Marlow

7. Entrepreneurship Education
Benson Honig and Bruce Martin

8. Culture and Entrepreneurship: Empirical Evidence for Direct and Indirect Effects
James Hayton and Gabriella Cacciotti

9. Family Entrepreneurship: What We Know, What We Need to Know
Lucie Bégin and Alain Fayolle

PART III: EMBEDDING KNOWLEDGE IN (INSIGHTFUL) CONCEPTS AND DOMAINS
10. Entrepreneurial Orientation: Disposition and Behaviour
Brian S. Anderson and Jeffrey G. Covin

11. A Review of Effectuation
Stuart Read and Sharon Dolmans

12. Psychology of Entrepreneurial Behavior
Kelly G. Shaver

13. Entrepreneurial Finance
Mike Wright and Philippe Desbrières

PART IV: (RE) EXPLORING (NEW) RESEARCH TOPICS
14. Researching Rural Enterprise
Gerard McElwee and Robert Smith

15. Business Incubation and Incubator Mechanisms
Sarfraz Mian

16. Illegal Rural Enterprise
Gerard McElwee, Robert Smith and Peter Somerville

17. Revisiting Entrepreneurship Research from a Decision Making Perspective
Saulo Dubard Barbosa

Index