Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/161776
Authors: 
Ferreira, Manuel Portugal
Reis, Nuno R.
Miranda, Rui
Year of Publication: 
2015
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research [ISSN:] 2251-7316 [Volume:] 5 [Year:] 2015 [Issue:] 17 [Pages:] 1-22
Abstract: 
Entrepreneurship research has increased markedly over the past three decades. In this paper we conduct a large scale survey of the literature beyond a subjective perspective on what entrepreneurship research has comprised. We investigate what have been the intellectual structure and the knowledge base underlying published entrepreneurship research. Moreover, we also conduct a longitudinal analysis of the main research themes that have caught scholars' efforts. Using bibliometric techniques on a sample of 1,777 articles published in 17 top ranked journals, between 1981 and 2010, we conduct analyses of citations, co-citations and co-occurrences to examine the most central works, themes and how they intertwine. Results provide evidence of the increasing interest in entrepreneurship as a field of study, but also of its interdisciplinary nature, with infusions of concepts and theories from a wide array of management disciplines. This paper provides a brief but extensive rear view of the field useful for both doctoral students and newcomers to the discipline develop their own research agendas.
Subjects: 
Bibliometric study
Entrepreneurship field
Literature review
Research trends
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Document Type: 
Article

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