Entrepreneurship Research in Europe: Taking Stock and Looking Forward

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 241-248, March 2008

8 Pages Posted: 29 Feb 2008

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Friederike Welter

IfM Bonn; University of Siegen - School of Economic Disciplines

Frank Lasch

Montpellier Business School; Montpellier Research in Management

Abstract

With this article, as introduction to a special issue on entrepreneurship research in Europe, we hope to initiate a discussion about the importance of grounding entrepreneurship research in its national context. Different European researchers, all knowledgeable about the entrepreneurship research scene in their respective country, present the state of the research field for France, Germany, the United Kingdom (Blackburn & Smallbone, 2008); and Scandinavia. Two articles from U.S. authors complement this issue, reviewing differences in how entrepreneurship scholars measure the phenomenon and assessing the European approach(es). This special issue sets out to demonstrate the value of variety in the fieldvariety that very much depends on the different national, methodological, and thematic contexts entrepreneurship research takes place in.

Suggested Citation

Welter, Friederike and Lasch, Frank, Entrepreneurship Research in Europe: Taking Stock and Looking Forward. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 32, Issue 2, pp. 241-248, March 2008, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1097169 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2007.00224.x

Friederike Welter (Contact Author)

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Frank Lasch

Montpellier Business School ( email )

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Montpellier Research in Management ( email )

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