Qualitative Research In Entrepreneurship: Current Research Practices and Suggestions for Future

Qualitative research has emerged as a popular approach to examining and understanding entrepreneurial phenomena. The present study investigates the state-of-science with regard to qualitative research in entrepreneurship. Specifically, we analyze and synthesize qualitative entrepreneurship research published in top-tier general and specialized journals over the past fifteen years. Articles were carefully coded using a robust multi-attribute framework and examined for impact on the field. Findings reveal that while qualitative research has grown in usage, notable biases and omissions remain in the body of research accumulating in the qualitative tradition of entrepreneurship studies. Implications and directions for future research are discussed.

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Academy of Management Proceedings
Golshan Javadian
Alka Gupta
Alexander R Knights
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