Handbook of Research On Entrepreneurship

Handbook of Research On Entrepreneurship

What We Know and What We Need to Know

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Edited by Alain Fayolle

This indispensable Handbook offers a fresh look at entrepreneurship research, addressing what we already know, and what we still need to know, in the field. Over the course of 17 chapters, a collaboration of 24 highly-regarded researchers, experts in their fields, provide an insightful new perspective on the future of the study of entrepreneurship. They show that there is a need to redesign research in the field – enacting entrepreneurship out of the box – and consider the history of entrepreneurship whilst developing the future course for research. They also underline the importance of developing research at the crossroads of different fields and the need to explore new domains and/or revisit existing ones from differing perspectives. Finally, they express a desire for more continuity in research, developing knowledge around key concepts and insightful domains.

Chapter 4: Entrepreneurship: theory, art and/or practice?

Bengt Johannisson

Subjects: business and management, entrepreneurship

Extract

Participating in small talk at the breakfast table, our five-year-old grandchild Sixten suddenly and without any further notice leaves the table and sits down on the kitchen floor at his Lego and gets busy. 'What are you doing?' I ask, well aware that he is about to immerse himself in a world of his own. 'I play', Sixten laconically replies without raising his head. 'But what are you doing?', I insist. 'I play', Sixten repeats, telling us with his body language that nothing more is to be said. After a while he gets up and shows us an imaginative Lego construct and states proudly: 'See what I have done!'

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