The Emerging Strategic Entrepreneurship Field: Origins, Key Tenets, and Research Gaps

HANDBOOK OF ORGANIZATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP, Daniel Hjorth, ed., Edward Elgar, 2011

SMG WP 7/2011

36 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2011

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Nicolai J. Foss

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategy and Innovation

Jacob Lyngsie

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategic Management and Globalization

Date Written: January 22, 2011

Abstract

The field of strategic entrepreneurship is a fairly recent one. Its central idea is that opportunity-seeking and advantage-seeking — the former the central subject of the entrepreneurship field, the latter the central subject of the strategic management field — are processes that need to be considered jointly. The purpose of this brief chapter is to explain the emergence of SE theory field in terms of a response to research gaps in the neighboring fields of entrepreneurship and strategic management; describe the main tenets of SE theory; discuss its relations to neighboring fields; and finally describe some research gaps in extant theory, mainly focusing on the need to provide clear microfoundations for SE theory and link it to organizational design theory.

Keywords: Strategic management, entrepreneurship, microfoundations, organizational design

JEL Classification: L21, L26

Suggested Citation

Foss, Nicolai J. and Lyngsie, Jacob, The Emerging Strategic Entrepreneurship Field: Origins, Key Tenets, and Research Gaps (January 22, 2011). HANDBOOK OF ORGANIZATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP, Daniel Hjorth, ed., Edward Elgar, 2011, SMG WP 7/2011, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1747711

Nicolai J. Foss (Contact Author)

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategy and Innovation ( email )

Kilen
Frederiksberg, 2000
Denmark

Jacob Lyngsie

Copenhagen Business School - Department of Strategic Management and Globalization ( email )

Porcelænshaven 24
Frederiksberg, 2000
Denmark

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