Party On! A call for entrepreneurship research that is more interactive, activity based, cognitively hot, compassionate, and prosocial

By remaining open minded about boundaries, especially boundaries of topics within the field of entrepreneurship, we provide the conditions for contributions that can expand our understanding of entrepreneurial phenomena

Dean A. Shepherd

2015

Scholarcy highlights

  • Across a number of fields, there is a tendency to narrowly focus on dominant principles and themes that have the effect of homogenizing knowledge creation about a pluralistic world
  • previous research categorized fields of study by the extent to which they have developed paradigms—“shared theoretical structures and methodological approaches about which there is a high level of consensus”: 112)
  • previous research lamented that entrepreneurship research has sometimes suffered from a proliferation of studies articulated on the basis of different fundamental principles and assumptions—a situation that has led to the slow accumulation of knowledge in the field
  • Entrepreneurship scholars have the opportunity to build on the body of knowledge on resourcefulness, such as bricolage, effectuation, improvisation, identity, entrepreneurial management, and knowledge corridors, to understand how resources are acquired, assembled, and recombined in ways that effectively alleviate a specific form of suffering

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