Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Publication Source

Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice

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.

Volume

37

Issue

5

Peer Reviewed

yes