At the Center of the Action: Innovation and Technology Strategy Research in the Small Business Setting

Journal of Small Business Management, Vol.47, No. 3, pp. 233-262, 2009

30 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2010

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Justin Tan

York University - Schulich School of Business

Eileen Fischer

York University - Schulich School of Business

Ronald K. Mitchell

Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business

Phillip Phan

Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

In this essay, we offer perspectives on the future of small business research. These comments cover a range of issues unique to the future of small-business-focused research from “somewhat-broad” to “more-narrow,” and address: (1) the problems and promise of better theory building, (2) the range of opportunities for theory-building research, (3) new vantage points for theory-building using the “social responsibility” of small business as a research lens, and (4) the future direction of research in technological entrepreneurship. We conclude with a summary of this “look to the future,” and call for the innovative and provocative research that can keep contemporary small business management research at the center of the academic action.

Suggested Citation

Tan, Justin and Fischer, Eileen and Mitchell, Ronald K. and Phan, Phillip H., At the Center of the Action: Innovation and Technology Strategy Research in the Small Business Setting (2009). Journal of Small Business Management, Vol.47, No. 3, pp. 233-262, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1552129 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1552129

Justin Tan (Contact Author)

York University - Schulich School of Business ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

HOME PAGE: http://www.schulich.yorku.ca/SSB-Extra/Faculty.nsf/faculty/Tan%20Justin

Eileen Fischer

York University - Schulich School of Business ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

Ronald K. Mitchell

Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business ( email )

Lubbock, TX 79409
United States

Phillip H. Phan

Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School ( email )

100 International Drive
Baltimore, MD 21202
United States

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