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What makes entrepreneurship distinct is that it retains the hope for a different, better future. This hope is expressed in the multitude of ongoing efforts to change the world. Entrepreneurs open things up when there is closure; they use imagination when there is soothing certainty. By creating new means, disclosing new values and communicating new meaning, they create new ways of being. If a scholar is dedicated to knowledge, and knowledge is about remaining ‘true’ to its object, then entrepreneurial scholarship is not about capturing the flame of entrepreneurship, but about freeing it, unleashing it, keeping it alive.