Opportunities, Time, and Mechanisms in Entrepreneurship: On the Practical Irrelevance of Propensities
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2017

We conclude by suggesting that entrepreneurship scholars pay attention to Ramoglou and Tsang’s critique of naïve positivism and their emphasis on mechanisms and causal explanations. However, we see no value in using critical realism as a meta-theoretical crutch to save the realness and independence of entrepreneurial opportunities, and more generally to conceive of entrepreneurial processes and outcomes as caused by complexly interacting and empirically unobservable entities and mechanisms. Instead, we urge scholars to consider explanations that focus on empirically tractable social mechanisms that connect social action and interaction with relevant outcomes in ways that take into account the open-endedness, uncertainty, and transformative character of entrepreneurship.

entrepreneurship

Critical realism

methodology

Författare

Henrik Berglund

Chalmers, Teknikens ekonomi och organisation, Entrepreneurship and Strategy

Steffen Korsgaard

Academy of Management Review

0363-7425 (ISSN)

Vol. 42 4 731-734

Ämneskategorier

Filosofi

Ekonomi och näringsliv

Företagsekonomi

Drivkrafter

Innovation och entreprenörskap

DOI

10.5465/amr.2016.0168

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Skapat

2017-10-07