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Understanding entrepreneurship: challenging dominant perspectives and theorizing entrepreneurship through new postpositivist epistemologies.

Karatas‐Ozkan, Mine; Anderson, Alistair R.; Fayolle, Alain; Howells, Jeremy; Condor, Roland

Authors

Mine Karatas‐Ozkan

Alistair R. Anderson

Alain Fayolle

Jeremy Howells

Roland Condor

Abstract

Entrepreneurship is characterized by complex, dynamic and emergent processes, and the interplay between actors, processes, and contexts. Postpositivistic approaches offer the opportunity to examine subtleties of the phenomenon of entrepreneurship by placing emphasis on a range of its dimensions and the interplays between dimensions. Despite a growing body of postpositivistic research in response to such calls, the legitimacy of these approaches is still subject to debate on the grounds of rigor and relevance. This special issue challenges these prevailing but often hidden assumptions governing the conduct and publication of scholarly inquiry in the field of entrepreneurship and offers alternative perspectives for future research.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Sep 23, 2014
Journal Journal of small business management
Print ISSN 0047-2778
Electronic ISSN 1540-627X
Publisher Wiley Open Access
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 52
Issue 4
Pages 589-593
Institution Citation KARATAS-OZKAN, M., ANDERSON, A.R., FAYOLLE, A., HOWELLS, J. and CONDOR, R. 2014. Understanding entrepreneurship: challenging dominant perspectives and theorizing entrepreneurship through new postpositivist epistemologies. Journal of small business management [online], 52(4), pages 589-593. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12124
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/jsbm.12124
Keywords Entrepreneurship; Post positivistic; Study; Qualitative research methods; Entrepreneurship research; Bourdieusian analysis; Social entrepreneurship

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