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Finding Practical Knowledge in Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice
  • Edward McMullan
  • Thomas Kenworthy, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2013
Abstract

Research in the pre-paradigmatic, applied scientific field of entrepreneurship is characterized mainly as exploratory. This article advocates for a considerable shift toward a more effective applied research agenda. An applied research program is proposed based on modifications to a Lakatosian research program. The agenda extends beyond typical calls for more replication work to include a focus on practical outcomes, practical significance, and surprising findings among other things. The intent is to produce substantially more practical knowledge—knowledge that is useful to entrepreneurs, policy makers, educators, and scholars.

Inclusive pages
983-997
ISBN/ISSN
1042-2587
Document Version
Preprint
Comments

This is the pre-peer reviewed version of the following article: Kenworthy, T. and McMullan, W. E. (2013), Finding Practical Knowledge in Entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37: 983–997, which has been published in final form online.

Publisher
John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Edward McMullan and Thomas Kenworthy. "Finding Practical Knowledge in Entrepreneurship" Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice Vol. 37 Iss. 5 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/thomas_kenworthy/4/