Debates in Entrepreneurship: Opportunity Formation and Implications for the Field of EntrepreneurshipInternational Handbook Series on Entrepreneurship (2010)
The field of entrepreneurship has struggled since the 1970 s to define itself as a field and gain legitimacy as a valid academic area of research (Cooper, 2003). Much of the work in entrepreneurship was either theoretical or used the phenomena as a context in which to observe other theories (Alvarez & Barney, 2008). This led to a “land grab” mentality—almost a rapaciousness—regarding entrepreneurship research among many of the established disciplines—economics, sociology, organization behavior, strategy, organization theory—looking for something new to study.
Publication DateJune, 2010
Citation InformationSusan L Young and Sharon A Alvarez. "Debates in Entrepreneurship: Opportunity Formation and Implications for the Field of Entrepreneurship" International Handbook Series on Entrepreneurship Vol. 5 (2010) p. 22 - 45
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