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Entrepreneurship: Exploring the knowledge base

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  • Landström, Hans
  • Harirchi, Gouya
  • Åström, Fredrik

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Entrepreneurship research has a long tradition and since the 1980s the field has grown significantly. In this study we identify the ‘knowledge producers’ who have shaped the field over time and their core entrepreneurship research works. A unique database consisting of all references in twelve entrepreneurship ‘handbooks’ (or state-of-the-art books) has been developed. The chapters in these handbooks were written by experts within the field, and it can be assumed that the most frequently cited references represent ‘core knowledge’ with relevance to entrepreneurship research.

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  • Landström, Hans & Harirchi, Gouya & Åström, Fredrik, 2012. "Entrepreneurship: Exploring the knowledge base," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 41(7), pages 1154-1181.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:respol:v:41:y:2012:i:7:p:1154-1181
    DOI: 10.1016/j.respol.2012.03.009
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