The Power and Effects of Entrepreneurship Research

Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Forthcoming

Posted: 26 Jul 2009 Last revised: 20 Oct 2011

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Brian L. Connelly

Auburn University

R. Duane Ireland

Texas A&M University - Department of Management

Christopher R. Reutzel

Utah State University

Joseph E. Coombs

Texas A&M University - Mays Business School

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Date Written: July 1, 2009

Abstract

This study summarizes and analyzes average statistical power and effect sizes in empirical entrepreneurship research. Results show that statistical power was higher than expected, and was particularly high in studies employing archival measures. Statistical power has also increased over time. Effect sizes were higher than expected, a finding that remained consistent for different levels of analysis and across multiple subdomains. We discuss these findings, compare them to related disciplines, and draw implications for the design of future studies.

Keywords: entrepreneurship, statistical power, effect size

JEL Classification: M13, C00, C90

Suggested Citation

Connelly, Brian L. and Ireland, R. Duane and Reutzel, Christopher R. and Coombs, Joseph E., The Power and Effects of Entrepreneurship Research (July 1, 2009). Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1439148

Brian L. Connelly (Contact Author)

Auburn University ( email )

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R. Duane Ireland

Texas A&M University - Department of Management ( email )

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Christopher R. Reutzel

Utah State University ( email )

Logan, UT 84322-3530
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Joseph E. Coombs

Texas A&M University - Mays Business School ( email )

Wehner 401Q, MS 4353
College Station, TX 77843-4218
United States

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