The Power and Effects of Entrepreneurship Research

19 Pages Posted: 6 Jan 2010

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Brian L. Connelly

Auburn University

R.D. Ireland

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Christopher R. Reutzel

Utah State University

Joseph E. Coombs

University of Richmond - E. Claiborne Robins School of Business

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Date Written: January 2010

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.

Suggested Citation

Connelly, Brian L. and Ireland, R.D. and Reutzel, Christopher R. and Coombs, Joseph E., The Power and Effects of Entrepreneurship Research (January 2010). Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 131-149, January 2010, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1531930 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1540-6520.2009.00316.x

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Auburn University ( email )

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R.D. Ireland

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Christopher R. Reutzel

Utah State University ( email )

Logan, UT 84322-3530
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Joseph E. Coombs

University of Richmond - E. Claiborne Robins School of Business ( email )

Richmond, VA 23173
United States

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