Approaches to validity in entrepreneurship research

Brennan, L, Hayward, P and Voros, J 2008, 'Approaches to validity in entrepreneurship research', in Murray L. Gillin (ed.) Proceedings of the 5th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange, Melbourne, Australia, 5-8 February, 2008, pp. 299-309.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Approaches to validity in entrepreneurship research
Author(s) Brennan, L
Hayward, P
Voros, J
Year 2008
Conference name 2008 Regional Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research Exchange
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 5-8 February, 2008
Proceedings title Proceedings of the 5th AGSE International Entrepreneurship Research Exchange
Editor(s) Murray L. Gillin
Publisher Swinburne University of Technology
Place of publication Australia
Start page 299
End page 309
Total pages 11
Abstract This paper argues that research in entrepreneurship is a fraught process. Firstly, concepts of validity are paradigmatically framed. Secondly, the paradigms of research within entrepreneurship are still being argued and are the subject of much debate. Finally, the 'quality' of research is being determined by those at the leading edge of their own paradigm without reference to other points of view. We argue that these sub-processes of determining the validity of research outcomes are a challenge to the 'discipline' of entrepreneurship research (ER) and that ER is at risk of becoming too narrowly focussed. Furthermore, we believe this is limiting ER's potential to contribute to the broader domain of business research.
Subjects Marketing Research Methodology
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