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Directions for Future Research in Entrepreneurship

Directions for Future Research in Entrepreneurship Directions For Future Research In Entrepreneurship DONALD L. SEXTON, Baylor University PHILIP M. VAN AUKEN, Baylor University R. DUANE IRELAND, Oklahoma State University Although research in entrepreneurship has expanded rapidly in recent years, the field is in its infancy much as "business policy" was a decade ago. Entrepreneurial studies are mostly in the exploratory stage and fragmented in coverage of issues. The purpose of this paper is to assess the needs for future research in entrepreneurship and to suggest general directions for research pursuits. Serving as the genesis for the paper was the Conference on Research and Education in Entrepreneurship,* held at Baylor University in March, 1980. Academics at the forefront of entrepreneurial research addressed four streams of research at the conference: characteristics of entrep­ reneurs, entrepreneurial technology, entrepreneurship and social prog­ ress, and entrepreneurship in academia. In assessing directions for future entrepreneurial research, this paper will draw from the conference's proceedings in each of the four research streams.* Specific conference papers and authors are referenced in the bibliography. Research On Characteristics Of Entrepreneurs Much of the research in entrepreneurship has focused on selected personality and behavioral characteristics of entrepreneurs. Three major research questions have emerged which are far http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Journal of Small Business SAGE

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Publisher
SAGE
Copyright
© 1981 SAGE Publications
ISSN
0363-9428
eISSN
1540-6520
DOI
10.1177/104225878100600109
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Abstract

Directions For Future Research In Entrepreneurship DONALD L. SEXTON, Baylor University PHILIP M. VAN AUKEN, Baylor University R. DUANE IRELAND, Oklahoma State University Although research in entrepreneurship has expanded rapidly in recent years, the field is in its infancy much as "business policy" was a decade ago. Entrepreneurial studies are mostly in the exploratory stage and fragmented in coverage of issues. The purpose of this paper is to assess the needs for future research in entrepreneurship and to suggest general directions for research pursuits. Serving as the genesis for the paper was the Conference on Research and Education in Entrepreneurship,* held at Baylor University in March, 1980. Academics at the forefront of entrepreneurial research addressed four streams of research at the conference: characteristics of entrep­ reneurs, entrepreneurial technology, entrepreneurship and social prog­ ress, and entrepreneurship in academia. In assessing directions for future entrepreneurial research, this paper will draw from the conference's proceedings in each of the four research streams.* Specific conference papers and authors are referenced in the bibliography. Research On Characteristics Of Entrepreneurs Much of the research in entrepreneurship has focused on selected personality and behavioral characteristics of entrepreneurs. Three major research questions have emerged which are far

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American Journal of Small BusinessSAGE

Published: Jul 1, 1981

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