Complexity in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology Research

Applications of Emergent and Neglected Methods

  • Elisabeth S.C. Berger
  • Andreas Kuckertz

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Methodological and Conceptual Discussion

  3. Qualitative Methods

  4. Configurational Methods

  5. Semantic Methods

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 481-489

About this book


This volume discusses the challenge of dealing with complexity in entrepreneurship, innovation and technology research. Businesses as well as entire economies are increasingly being confronted by widespread complex systems. Fields such as entrepreneurship and innovation cannot ignore this reality, especially with their inherent links to diverse research fields and interdisciplinary methods. However, most methods that allow more detailed analyses of complex problems are either neglected in mainstream research or are, at best, still emerging. Against this backdrop, this book provides a forum for the discussion of emergent and neglected methods in the context of complexity in entrepreneurship, innovation and technology research, and also acts as an inspiration for academics across related disciplines to engage more in complexity research.


Archival methods Complexity Configurational analysis Qualitative comparative analysis Research methodology Technology management

Editors and affiliations

  • Elisabeth S.C. Berger
    • 1
  • Andreas Kuckertz
    • 2
  1. 1.University of HohenheimStuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Inst Marketing & ManagementUniversity of HohenheimStuttgartGermany

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