European Research in Entrepreneurship series
Edited by Alain Fayolle, Paula Kyrö, Tonis Mets and Urve Venesaar
Chapter 1: Introduction: entrepreneurial research – towards conceptual richness and methodological diversity
The current volume continues the collaboration tradition of university researchers in the European University Network on Entrepreneurship – ESU. This fifth book in the series “European Research in Entrepreneurship” demonstrates the endeavours of the editorial leaders, the authors’ team and the ESU network to improve and widen the conceptual and methodological coverage of entrepreneurship research in Europe. The ESU network grew from the idea to gather together professors and doctoral students in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education around the Entrepreneurship Summer University concept initiated by the French Government in 2002. It is from that initiative that the idea originated to develop and collect together all the outcomes of entrepreneurship research into this book series. ESU was previously defined by Professor Kyrö (2010), as “fed by European culture and roots in their diversity and their specificities”, an accolade which equally characterizes this book series.