Understanding entrepreneurship: challenging dominant perspectives and theorizing entrepreneurship through new postpositivist epistemologies.
Karatas‐Ozkan, Mine; Anderson, Alistair R.; Fayolle, Alain; Howells, Jeremy; Condor, Roland
Alistair R. Anderson
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|
|Publisher||Wiley Open Access|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|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|
|Keywords||Entrepreneurship; Post positivistic; Study; Qualitative research methods; Entrepreneurship research; Bourdieusian analysis; Social entrepreneurship|
KARATAS-OZKAN 2014 Understanding entrepreneurship
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