Topic outline

  • Before choosing your own topic, you may wish to gain an overview of the entrepreneurship research in general. To do that, take a look at the articles below that have been influential in developing entrepreneurship as a research field. 

    Taking a look at (few of) them may help you develop a more general (e.g. psychological, behavioural, contextual or process) understanding of entrepreneurship, complementing your specified knowledge gained from your focused academic paper. Also, feel free to build your paper around the following references. 

    Baron, Robert A. (2008) The Role of Affect in the Entrepreneurial Process. Academy of Management Review 33: 328–340. 

    Baumol, William J. (1996) Entrepreneurship: Productive, Unproductive, and Destructive. Journal of Business Venturing 11: 3–22. 

    Gartner, WB (1988). Who is an entrepreneur? Is the wrong question. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 13: 47–68. 

    Davidsson, P. (2016). Entrepreneurial opportunities and the entrepreneurship nexus: a re-conceptualization. Journal of Business Venturing 30: 674–695. 

    Lounsbury, M., Glynn, M.A., 2001. Cultural entrepreneurship: stories, legitimacy, and the acquisition of resources. Strategic Management Journal 22: 545–564. 

    McMullen, J., & Shepherd, D. (2006). Entrepreneurial action and the role of uncertainty in the theory of the entrepreneur. Academy of Management Review 31: 132–152. 

    McMullen, J .S., Dimov , D . (2013). Time and the Entrepreneurial Journey: The Problems and Promise of Studying Entrepreneurship as a Process. Journal of Management Studies 50: 1481–1512. 

    Sarasvathy, Saras, D. (2001). Causation and effectuation: Toward a theoretical shift from economic inevitability to entrepreneurial contingency. Academy of Management Review 26: 243–263. 

    Shane, S., Venkataraman, S. (2000). The promise of entrepreneurship as a field of research. Academy of Management Review 25: 217–226. 

    Shepherd, D. (2015). Party on! A call for entrepreneurship research that is more interactive, activity based, cognitively hot, compassionate, and prosocial. Journal of Business Venturing 30: 489–507. 

    Welter, F. (2011). Conceptual challenges and ways forward. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 35: 165–184. Welter, F., Baker, T., Audretsch, D. B. & Gartner, W. B. (2017). Everyday entrepreneurship: A call for entrepreneurship research to embrace entrepreneurial diversity. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 41: 311–321.