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Trailblazing in Entrepreneurship

Creating New Paths for Understanding the Field

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Compiles a comprehensive, definitive collection of established studies and current trends in entrepreneurship research

  • Reflects an open-minded approach to how and where contributions can come from, stimulating readers to use their own imagination

  • Offers a fresh take on a traditional field which will explore original and unconventional opportunities for its advancement

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Table of contents (9 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. The Importance of Trailblazing Scholarship for Understanding Entrepreneurship

    • Dean A. Shepherd, Holger Patzelt
    Pages 1-16Open Access
  3. Researching the Generation, Refinement, and Exploitation of Potential Opportunities

    • Dean A. Shepherd, Holger Patzelt
    Pages 17-62Open Access
  4. Researching Entrepreneurial Failures

    • Dean A. Shepherd, Holger Patzelt
    Pages 63-102Open Access
  5. Researching at the Intersection of Innovation, Operations Management, and Entrepreneurship

    • Dean A. Shepherd, Holger Patzelt
    Pages 103-147Open Access
  6. Researching Entrepreneurships’ Role in Sustainable Development

    • Dean A. Shepherd, Holger Patzelt
    Pages 149-179Open Access
  7. Researching at the Intersection of Family Business and Entrepreneurship

    • Dean A. Shepherd, Holger Patzelt
    Pages 181-208Open Access
  8. Researching the Inter-Relationship of Health and Entrepreneurship

    • Dean A. Shepherd, Holger Patzelt
    Pages 209-256Open Access
  9. Researching Entrepreneurial Decision Making

    • Dean A. Shepherd, Holger Patzelt
    Pages 257-285Open Access
  10. Conclusion

    • Dean A. Shepherd, Holger Patzelt
    Pages 287-290Open Access
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 291-294

About this book

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.
In this book, the authors present a challenge for future research to build a stronger, more complete understanding of entrepreneurial phenomena. They argue that this more complete picture of entrepreneurial phenomena will likely come from scholars who undertake at least some trailblazing projects; from scholars who broaden the range of research questions, the potential outcomes of entrepreneurial action, and the selection and combination of research methods; and from researchers who avoid the endless debates about the margins of the field and its sub-fields or about whether one theoretical or philosophical lens is superior to another. This book offers suggestions for future research through a variety of topics including prosocial action, innovation, family business, sustainability and development, and the financial, social, and psychological costs of failure. It promises to make an important contribution to the development of the field and help academics, organizations, and society make useful contributions to the generation of entrepreneurial research.

Keywords

  • operations management
  • careers
  • strategic management
  • organizational behavior,
  • methodology
  • cognition
  • innovation

Reviews

“This book is expected to guide entrepreneurship scholars by setting the research direction and effort across the world. It will help in the formation of nuanced research questions to extend the knowledge in the field of entrepreneurship.” (Brajaballav Kar and Yimer Ayalew Ahmed, Journal of Entrepreneurship, Vol. 28 (2), 2019)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, USA

    Dean A. Shepherd

  • School of Management, Technical University of Munich School of Management, München, Germany

    Holger Patzelt

About the authors

Dean A. Shepherd is the David H. Jacobs Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, USA. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Business Venturing and has published over 130 scholarly journal articles and 19 books.

Holger Patzelt is Chair in Entrepreneurship at the School of Management, Technical University of Munich, Germany. His research interests include entrepreneurial cognition and economic, emotional and psychological consequences of failure.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Trailblazing in Entrepreneurship

  • Book Subtitle: Creating New Paths for Understanding the Field

  • Authors: Dean A. Shepherd, Holger Patzelt

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48701-4

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Business and Management, Business and Management (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017

  • License: CC BY

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-48700-7Published: 03 February 2017

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-83998-1Published: 11 September 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-48701-4Published: 21 January 2017

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 294

  • Topics: Entrepreneurship, Organization

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 31.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 31.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)