The Promise of Entrepreneurship as a Field of Research

This study was conducted by Professor S. Venkataraman of the University of Virginia, and Professor Scott Shane of the Case Western Reserve University. It was published in the prestigious Academy of Management Review, Vol. 25, 1 January 2000.

As you can tell from the date, it’s relatively early on in the academic literature associated with the study of entrepreneurship as a discipline separate from other aspects of business. The two professors were involved in attempting to understand why it was important to study entrepreneurship and, in fact, what the study of entrepreneurship actually entailed. While this is one of the earlier articles on the subject, as time went on, the literature on the subject of entrepreneurship has gotten exceptionally sophisticated.

Take a look at the power point, which I hope you enjoy.