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Rigour and Relevance in Entrepreneurship Research, Resources and Outcomes
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Rigour and Relevance in Entrepreneurship Research, Resources and Outcomes

Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research

9781789903973 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Eddy Laveren, Professor, University of Antwerp and Antwerp Management School, Belgium, Robert Blackburn, Professor, University of Liverpool Management School, UK, Ulla Hytti, Research Director, University of Turku, Finland and Hans Landström, Professor, Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lund University, Sweden
Publication Date: 2019 ISBN: 978 1 78990 397 3 Extent: 232 pp
This insightful book examines the need to bridge the gap between scientific rigour in entrepreneurship research and its practical relevance to external stakeholders, and demonstrates clearly how this can be achieved in practice. Featuring cutting-edge research, Rigour and Relevance in Entrepreneurship Research, Resources and Outcomes presents and evaluates current critical approaches in the field, analysing their theoretical value and their relevance to policy and practice.

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The applied nature of the field of entrepreneurship means it is crucial for scholars and researchers to connect with practitioners to ensure that their work has an impact on real-world activity. This insightful book examines the need to bridge the gap between scientific rigour in entrepreneurship research and its practical relevance to external stakeholders, and demonstrates clearly how this can be achieved in practice.

Featuring cutting-edge research, Rigour and Relevance in Entrepreneurship Research, Resources and Outcomes presents and evaluates current critical approaches in the field, analysing their theoretical value and their relevance to policy and practice. Chapters examine these approaches through the lens of specific issues and circumstances such as intrapreneurship, freelancing, crowdfunding, family firms and technology-based start-ups, providing a variety of perspectives and exemplifying how pragmatic questions can productively influence research agendas.

This book’s up-to-date analysis and practical insight will prove invaluable to scholars and researchers in entrepreneurship as well as other business and management academics. Students at all levels in these fields will also find it useful for considering future research.
Critical Acclaim
‘The Frontiers series offers a selection of the latest, cutting-edge research in entrepreneurship and small business in Europe. It has become a key resource for researchers, educators, entrepreneurs and policy makers interested in understanding entrepreneurship and the prosperity of SME’s.’
– Silke Tegtmeier, President of the ECSB, 2019
Contributors
Contributors: M. Aggestam, R. Blackburn, C. Blanka, E. Brundin, F.M. Cesaroni, I. Commarmond, S. Cubico, K. Hellerstedt, U. Hytti, M. Iskandarova, A. Isaksson, A. Jacquemin, F. Janssen, N. Kailer, J. Kitching, S. Koch, H. Landström, E. Laveren, H. Löfsten, P. Parkkari, D. Rückel, H. Rydehell, A. Sentuti, K.G. Shaver, A. Stevenson, K. Verduijn, C. Wigren, J. Wiklund, A. Wuillaume



Contents
Contents:
1. Introduction: rigour and relevance in European Entrepreneurship Research
Eddy Laveren, Robert Blackburn, Ulla Hytti and Hans Landström
Part I: Rigour and relevance of entrepreneurship research

2. Relevance of entrepreneurship research
Johan Wiklund

3. The rigour – relevance debate: strategies to avoid creating an ivory tower in entrepreneurship research
Hans Landström

4. Introducing three academic conversations: Critical Entrepreneurship Studies, Entrepreneurship as Practice and a Radical Processual Approach to entrepreneurship
Piritta Parkkari and Karen Verduijn

5. Women and family firms: A state of the art literature review
Annalisa Sentuti, Francesca Maria Cesaroni and Serena Cubico

Part II: Entrepreneurial mindset and intrapreneurial orientation
6. Toward a Comprehensive Measure of Entrepreneurial Mindset
Kelly G. Shaver and Immanuel Commarmond

7. Technology intrapreneurs – intrapreneurial orientation and potential of IT students
Christine Blanka, David Rückel, Stefan Koch and Norbert Kailer

Part III: Entrepreneurial behavior, resources and outcomes
8. Human capital, external relations, and early firm performance of technology-based start-ups
Hanna Rydehell, Anders Isaksson and Hans Löfsten

9. Disembeddedness, Prior Industry Knowledge and Opportunity Creation Processes
Caroline Wigren, Karin Hellerstedt, Maria Aggestam, Anna Stevenson and Ethel Brundin

10. “Dear Crowd, let me tell you a story.” The influence of emotions, authenticity and sense of community on entrepreneur’s ability to acquire funds via crowdfunding
Amélie Wuillaume, Amélie Jacquemin and Frank Janssen

11. Freelancing and the Struggle for Work-Time Control
John Kitching and Marfuga Iskandarova

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