Entrepreneurship: New Research and Reviews

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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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