Entrepreneurship: New Research and Reviews

Today we are pleased to present a selection of new articles and reviews on entrepreneurship from a variety of top-tier scholarly journals. First, the Journal of Management shows us what an international entrepreneur looks like in “Comparative International Entrepreneurship: A Review and Research Agenda” by Siri Terjesen of Indiana University, Jolanda Hessels of Erasmus University Rotterdam and Panteia/EIM, and Dan Li of Indiana University:

jomFrom a scholarship perspective, comparative research can lead to common understandings of definitions and methods across multiple levels of analysis. The results will indicate whether there are generalizable patterns—similarities as well as differences—across countries or country groups, leading to the development of better theories. In terms of policy, findings from different national environments may help identify “best practices” and develop supportive entrepreneurship programs. [Read on in the Journal of Management]

isbjMeanwhile, in the International Small Business Journal, Sara Thorgren and Joakim Wincent Luleå of the University of Technology in Sweden write about “Passion and habitual entrepreneurship“:

In recent years, interest has increased in the concept of entrepreneurial passion. Although passion has been referenced in practice for a long time, the study by Cardon et al. (2005) and Cardon et al.’s (2009) conceptual framework became a starting point for academic studies which aim to understand the role of passion in entrepreneurship. To add to this stream of research, the present article endorses the benefit of highlighting mechanisms among entrepreneurs with experience in more than one business, and thus the value of passion by taking a closer look at its presence among habitual entrepreneurs. [Read on in the International Small Business Journal]

irxIn International Regional Science Review, Sarah A. Low of the USDA Economic Research Service and Andrew M. Isserman of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign ask “Where Are the Innovative Entrepreneurs? Identifying Innovative Industries and Measuring Innovative Entrepreneurship“:

This article concentrates on a crucial technical aspect of regional entrepreneurship research: how do we measure the most innovative of entrepreneurs, the entrepreneurs most likely to create regional growth? Innovation is a crucial component of entrepreneurship; yet, the frequent use of entrepreneurship proxies that do not consider innovation motivated us to propose and develop an indicator of innovative entrepreneurship that is useful for studies of regions, counties, states, and metropolitan areas as well. [Read on in International Regional Science Review]

In the Journal of Entrepreneurship, Vijaya Sherry Chand of the Indian Institute of Management offers a book review of Howarjoed E. Aldrich’s An Evolutionary Approach to Entrepreneurship: Selected Essays:

What exactly is an evolutionary approach to entrepreneurship? A brief digression will benefit the reader. ‘Evolution’ evokes images of biology and Darwinism, and it is important to understand these roots before evolution can be applied to other sciences and entrepreneurship. [Read on in the Journal of Entrepreneurship]

JMI_72ppiRGB_powerpointFinally, Nicos Nicolaou of the University of Cyprus and Scott Shane of Case Western Reserve University argue in “Biology, Neuroscience, and Entrepreneurship” that Martin de Holan’s article on neuroentrepreneurship (which we explored yesterday) represents an important step forward in the field:

…[E]mbracing neuroscience is better than the alternative. Even without the involvement of researchers in the field, scholars will make use of the theory and methods of neuroscience to investigate entrepreneurship. We believe that the research effort will be better if the neuroscience perspective builds on the significant knowledge and understanding of the drivers of entrepreneurial activity that entrepreneurship researchers have built up through the years. [Read on in the Journal of Management Inquiry]

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About Cynthia Nalevanko, Senior Editor, SAGE Publishing

Founded in 1965, SAGE is the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. Known for our commitment to quality and innovation, SAGE has helped inform and educate a global community of scholars, practitioners, researchers, and students across a broad range of subject areas. With over 1500 employees globally from principal offices in Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, Singapore, Washington DC, and Melburne, our publishing program includes more than 1000 journals and over 900 books, reference works and databases a year in business, humanities, social sciences, science, technology and medicine. Believing passionately that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society and that education is intrinsically valuable, SAGE aims to be the world’s leading independent academic and professional publisher. This means playing a creative role in society by disseminating teaching and research on a global scale, the cornerstones of which are good, long-term relationships, a focus on our markets, and an ability to combine quality and innovation. Leading authors, editors and societies should feel that SAGE is their natural home: we believe in meeting the range of their needs, and in publishing the best of their work. We are a growing company, and our financial success comes from thinking creatively about our markets and actively responding to the needs of our customers.

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