Levels of analysis in entrepreneurship research: Current research practice and suggestions for the future

Per Davidsson, Johan Wiklund

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Abstract

In their path-breaking article, Low and MacMillan (1988) suggest that entrepreneurship be defined as the creation of new enterprise. The purpose of entrepreneurship research should be to explain and facilitate the role of new enterprise in furthering economic progress (p. 141). Such a delineation, they hold, would o-and macro-perspectives. They argue that researchers must acknowledge that entrepreneurship studies could and should be carried out at multiple levels of analysis and that these analyses complement each other. The reasons for studying entrepreneurship on multiple levels of analysis lie in the characteristics of the entrepreneurial phenomenon itself.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEntrepreneurship
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Theory and Perspective
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Pages245-265
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9783540485421
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)

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    Davidsson, P., & Wiklund, J. (2007). Levels of analysis in entrepreneurship research: Current research practice and suggestions for the future. In Entrepreneurship: Concepts, Theory and Perspective (pp. 245-265). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-48543-8_12