The Evolving Domain of Entrepreneurship Research
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2013

Research on entrepreneurship has flourished in recent years and is evolving rapidly. This paper explores the history of entrepreneurship research, how the research domain has evolved, and its current status as an academic field. An overview is provided of where the field stands today and how it is positioned relative to the existing disciplines and new research fields, upon which it draws. Areas needed for future progress are highlighted, particularly the need for an evolutionary theory of entrepreneurship that relates entrepreneurial activity to economic growth and human welfare.


evolutionary theory

academic field



Bo Carlsson

Pontus Braunerhjelm

Tomas McKelvey

Göteborgs universitet

Christer Olofsson

Lars Persson

Håkan Ylinenpää

Small Business Economics

0921-898X (ISSN) 1573-0913 (eISSN)

Vol. 41 4 913-930


Ekonomi och näringsliv