Handbook of research methods and applications in entrepreneurship and small business

1. Research in entrepreneurship : an introduction to the research challenges for the 21st century / Alan L. Carsrud, Malin Brännback and Richard T. Harrison -- 2. Thoughts on the challenge of empirical research in entrepreneurship / David Deeds -- 3. From philosophy of science to theory testing : ge...

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Main Author: Carsrud, Alan
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Brännback, Malin
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham Edward Elgar Pub. Ltd 2014
Series:Handbooks of research methods and applications series
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBook Archive - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:1. Research in entrepreneurship : an introduction to the research challenges for the 21st century / Alan L. Carsrud, Malin Brännback and Richard T. Harrison -- 2. Thoughts on the challenge of empirical research in entrepreneurship / David Deeds -- 3. From philosophy of science to theory testing : generating practical knowledge in entrepreneurship / Ed McMullen and Tom Kenworthy -- 4. Measuring progress in entrepreneurship research / Linda F. Edelman ... [et al.] -- 5. Experimental methods in entrepreneurship research / Kelly G. Shaver -- 6. Looking into the future : valid multiple- and single-item measures in entrepreneurship research / Leon Schjoedt, Maija Renko and Kelly G. Shaver -- 7. Control variables : use, misuse and recommended use / Leon Schjoedt and Barbara Bird -- 8. Cross-cultural studies in entrepreneurship : a note on culture and language / Malin Brännback ... [et al.] -- 9. Fighting a rearguard action? : reflections on the philosophy and practice of qualitative research in entrepreneurship / Richard T. Harrison and Claire M. Leitch -- 10. Ethnographic approaches to entrepreneurship and small business research : what lessons can we learn? / Karin Berglund and Caroline Wigren -- 11. The practice approach and interactive research in entrepreneurship and small-scale venturing / Bengt Johannisson
This thought provoking book builds on existing research traditions that make small business, entrepreneurship and family business a resource rich arena for study. It steps back to ask fundamental questions that every researcher should consider prior to engaging in data collection. It focuses on topics that have traditionally frustrated researchers including experimental methods in small business research, scale development, control variables and language issues in cross cultural research. The distinguished authors also address subjects such as theory development and testing in entrepreneurship, as well as determining if progress in research has been made and how that can be measured. Critically, many of the chapters highlight ways in which research can be both practical yet theoretically important. Bringing together quantitative and qualitative techniques and taking an investigative approach almost totally ignored in entrepreneurship research, this unique volume will be of special interest to anyone studying small and family businesses or entrepreneurship and business
Physical Description:296 p
ISBN:9780857935045
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