Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Entrepreneurship and Small Business


Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Entrepreneurship and Small Business



Edited by Alan Carsrud (College at Brockport former faculty member) and Malin Brännback.

"This thought provoking book builds on existing research traditions that make small business, entrepreneurship and family business a resource rich arena for study. It steps back to ask fundamental questions that every researcher should consider prior to engaging in data collection. It focuses on topics that have traditionally frustrated researchers including experimental methods in small business research, scale development, control variables and language issues in cross cultural research.

The distinguished authors also address subjects such as theory development and testing in entrepreneurship, as well as determining if progress in research has been made and how that can be measured. Critically, many of the chapters highlight ways in which research can be both practical yet theoretically important.

Bringing together quantitative and qualitative techniques and taking an investigative approach almost totally ignored in entrepreneurship research, this unique volume will be of special interest to anyone studying small and family businesses or entrepreneurship and business."--Back cover



Publication Date


Publication Information

Cheltenham : Edward Elgar, 2014.

xv, 277 pages : illustrations ; c24 cm.


Entrepreneurial and Small Business Operations


Business Administration and Economics


Located in Drake Library at: HB615 .H36 2014

CONTENTS: eurship / Thomas P. Kenworthy and W. Edward McMullen -- Measuring progress in entrepreneurship research / Linda F. Edelman ... [et al.] -- Experimental methods in entrepreneurship research / Kelly G. Shaver -- Looking into the future : valid multiple- and single-item measures in entrepreneurship research / Leon Schjoedt, Maija Renko and Kelly G. Shaver -- Control variables : use, misuse and recommended use / Leon Schjoedt and Barbara Bird -- Cross-cultural studies in entrepreneurship : a note on culture and language / Malin Brännback ... [et al.] -- Fighting a rearguard action? : reflections on the philosophy and practice of qualitative research in entrepreneurship / Richard T. Harrison and Claire M. Leitch -- Ethnographic approaches to entrepreneurship and small business research : what lessons can we learn? / Karin Berglund and Caroline Wigren -- The practice approach and interactive research in entrepreneurship and small-scale venturing / Bengt Johannisson.

Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Entrepreneurship and Small Business