On the 50-Year Research Landscape of Entrepreneurial Finance: A Sign of Western Ideological Homogeneity?

43 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2020

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Minh-Hoang Nguyen

Centre for Interdisciplinary Social Research, Phenikaa University ; Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Huyen Thanh T. Nguyen

Foreign Trade University (FTU)

Thanh-Hang Pham

Faculty of Management and Tourism, Hanoi University

Quynh-Yen Thi Nguyen

College of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

Quan Hoang Vuong

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management; Phenikaa University

Date Written: May 28, 2020

Abstract

Financing issues play essential roles in the survival and development of entrepreneurial firms. The current study, employing the bibliometric analysis of 6,903 articles from 1970 to 2019, extracted from Web of Science database, aims to provide an overview of the discipline’s landscape and major scientific domains to facilitate scientific development within the field. Entrepreneurial finance is a young and growing field with exponential growth in the number of publications (with 19.54% per year) and rising collaboration tendency among authors. Journal of Business Venturing is the most prestigious journal, while Sustainability is noteworthy for its rapid contribution to the field. We also note a sign of Western ideological homogeneity from the collaboration networks and lists of top authors, institutions, and countries. Besides, using keyword co-occurrence analysis, seven major research domains are identified: “venture capital”, “crowdfunding”, “SMEs finance”, “social entrepreneurship finance”, “financial risk”, “microfinance”, and “human-social-financial capital”. Based on these findings, we raise the concern of lacking diversity in entrepreneurial finance research and provide several recommendations for future potential research directions.

Keywords: entrepreneurial finance; bibliometrics; Western; ideological homogeneity; crowdfunding; microfinance; social entrepreneurship

Suggested Citation

Nguyen, Minh-Hoang and Nguyen, Huyen Thanh T. and Pham, Thanh-Hang and Nguyen, Quynh-Yen Thi and Vuong, Quan Hoang, On the 50-Year Research Landscape of Entrepreneurial Finance: A Sign of Western Ideological Homogeneity? (May 28, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3612240 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3612240

Minh-Hoang Nguyen (Contact Author)

Centre for Interdisciplinary Social Research, Phenikaa University ( email )

Hanoi
Vietnam

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University ( email )

Beppu
Japan

Huyen Thanh T. Nguyen

Foreign Trade University (FTU) ( email )

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Dong Da District
Hanoi, Hochiminh city 10000
Vietnam

Thanh-Hang Pham

Faculty of Management and Tourism, Hanoi University ( email )

Hanoi
Vietnam

Quynh-Yen Thi Nguyen

College of Asia Pacific Studies, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University ( email )

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Japan

Quan Hoang Vuong

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