'The Entrepreneurship Paradigm' Revisited Seventeen Years Later

THE HANDBOOK OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP, Helle Neergaard & John Parm Ulhoi, eds., pp. 17-48, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, UK, 2007

Babson College Center for Entrepreneurship Research Paper No. 2008-10

9 Pages Posted: 7 Dec 2008

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William D. Bygrave

Babson College - Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship

Abstract

In two precious articles, The Entrepreneurship Paradigm I and II, the author discussed the state of entrepreneurship research in 1990; in this article the author revisits the topic to review what has changed seventeen years later. The author concludes that by 2007 the field is dominated by quantitative research driven almost exclusively by statistical analysis with SPSS and that qualitative research is seldom published in the leading entrepreneurship journals. He regrets that it is almost impossible to get purely empirical paper published in the leading journal. He pleads with journal editors and their review boards to become less narrow minded and much more pluralistic.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship, research, methodology, theory, statistical analysis

Suggested Citation

Bygrave, William D., 'The Entrepreneurship Paradigm' Revisited Seventeen Years Later. THE HANDBOOK OF QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP, Helle Neergaard & John Parm Ulhoi, eds., pp. 17-48, Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, Cheltenham, UK, 2007; Babson College Center for Entrepreneurship Research Paper No. 2008-10. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1311447

William D. Bygrave (Contact Author)

Babson College - Arthur M. Blank Center for Entrepreneurship ( email )

231 Forest Street
Babson Park, MA 02457-0310
United States

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