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The Promise of Entrepreneurship as a Field of Research*

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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.

Keywords

  • Entrepreneurial Opportunity
  • Entrepreneurship Research
  • Business Venture
  • Venture Creation
  • Empirical Phenomenon

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Originally published in Academy of Management Review, 2000, 25(1): 217–226. Reprinted by permission of Academy of Management Review via the Copyright Clearance Center.

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Shane, S., Venkataraman, S. (2007). The Promise of Entrepreneurship as a Field of Research* . In: Cuervo, Á., Ribeiro, D., Roig, S. (eds) Entrepreneurship. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-48543-8_8

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