Envisioning Entrepreneurship’s Future: Introducing Me-Search and Research Agendas

Dean A. Shepherd, Johan Wiklund, Dimo Dimov

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The future of the field of entrepreneurship is bright primarily because of the many research opportunities to make a difference. However, as scholars how can we find these opportunities and choose the ones most likely to contribute to the literature? This essay introduces me-search and a special issue of research-agenda papers from leading scholars as tools for blazing new trails in entrepreneurship research. Me-search and the agenda papers point to the importance of solving a practical problem; problematizing, contextualizing, and abstracting entrepreneurship research; and using empirical theorizing to explore entrepreneurial phenomena.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)955-966
Number of pages12
JournalEntrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
Issue number5
StatePublished - Sep 2021


  • cognition/knowledge/learning
  • creativity/innovation
  • decision making
  • entrepreneurial behavior/bricolage
  • entrepreneurial orientation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Business and International Management
  • Economics and Econometrics


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