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Understanding Business Creation: Serendipity and Scope in Two Decades of Business Creation Studies


  • Paul Reynolds



This is the acceptance speech by Paul D. Reynolds upon receiving the 2004 International Award for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research. The award is sponsored by the Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research (FSF) and the Swedish Business Development Agency (NUTEK). In this speech Reynolds reflects on his contribution to entrepreneurship research. Copyright Springer 2005

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  • Paul Reynolds, 2005. "Understanding Business Creation: Serendipity and Scope in Two Decades of Business Creation Studies," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 24(4), pages 359-364, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:24:y:2005:i:4:p:359-364
    DOI: 10.1007/s11187-005-0692-x

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