The Promise of Entrepreneurship as a Field of Research*

  • Scott Shane
  • Sankaran Venkataraman


To date, the phenomenon of entrepreneurship has lacked a conceptual framework. In this note we draw upon previous research conducted in the different social science disciplines and applied fields of business to create a conceptual framework for the field. With this framework we explain a set of empirical phenomena and predict a set of outcomes not explained or predicted by conceptual frameworks already in existence in other fields.


Entrepreneurial Opportunity Entrepreneurship Research Business Venture Venture Creation Empirical Phenomenon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Scott Shane
    • 1
  • Sankaran Venkataraman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MarylandUSA
  2. 2.University of VirginiaUSA

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