Are you talking to me? The nature of community in entrepreneurship scholarship

William B. Gartner, Per Davidsson, Shaker A. Zahra

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This special issue is devoted to understanding the scientific structure of entrepreneurship research. Research in entrepreneurship has grown rapidly, encompassing multiple theoretical and methodological traditions. Articles in this issue use bibliometric techniques to find linkages among published entrepreneurship scholars. These analyses show that research in the entrepreneurship field contains: multiple but disconnected themes; dominant themes that reflect the disciplinary training and lens of their authors; and considerable dynamism and change in key research themes over time. These special issue articles provide rich opportunities for identifying insightful, influential, and creative research niches in the entrepreneurship field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-331
Number of pages11
JournalEntrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 2006


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