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The Entrepreneurial Scholar
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The Entrepreneurial Scholar

9781789906714 Edward Elgar Publishing
Dimo Dimov, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Bath, UK and Visiting Professor, Reykjavik University, Iceland
Publication Date: 2020 ISBN: 978 1 78990 671 4 Extent: 104 pp
Dimo Dimov’s innovative book examines what it means to be an entrepreneurial scholar, drawing on a range of philosophical ideas to investigate the study of entrepreneurs. Dimov makes the case for entrepreneurial scholarship to become more future-oriented and creates a framework, highlighting four styles and approaches to the field: theoretical, integrative, craft and clinical. This thought-provoking book will be a stimulating read for academics and students of entrepreneurship, and its accessible format will also appeal to reflective practitioners.

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What does it mean to be an entrepreneurial scholar? Dimo Dimov draws on an eclectic range of philosophical ideas to investigate the study of entrepreneurs and makes the case for entrepreneurial scholarship to become more holistic, dynamic, and future oriented.

This thought-provoking book argues that entrepreneurs seek to put knowledge in the service of the future, whereas scholars seek to put the future in the service of knowledge. Engaging with this tension, Dimov explores the relationship between the study of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurs who are studied.

Creating a framework for entrepreneurial scholarship, this concise book highlights four distinct styles and approaches to the field: theoretical, integrative, craft and clinical. He invites reflection on the role and place of entrepreneurs in modern society, and puts the case that the entrepreneurial scholar should embrace interdisciplinarity as a way of engaging with entrepreneurship as a holistic experience, and draw on design science as a way of improving the art and skills of entrepreneurship. 
 
This innovative book will be a stimulating read for academics and students of entrepreneurship, and its accessible format will also appeal to reflective practitioners. 
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‘This book is about us, who we are and can aspire to be. Dimo Dimov sets a multi-sided ground for us to explore our careers and multiple identities as entrepreneurship scholars. The book invites us to rethink what an entrepreneurship scholar is, offering a compass for us to reconcile our many questions, orientations, actions and intended contributions, against what it looked like a division of classes between those teaching, doing and explaining entrepreneurship. This is a fascinating book, a must read for those entering into, muddling through and making sense of their academic careers as entrepreneurship scholars.’
– Pablo Muñoz, University of Liverpool, UK
Contents
Contents: Preface 1. Scholarship, knowledge, concepts 2. Entrepreneurship as an academic subject 3. Knowledge and reality 4. Scholar and entrepreneur 5. A framework for scholarly inquiry 6. Awakening the entrepreneurial scholar Conclusion References Index

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