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Entrepreneurial Theory - Classic Texts


Backhaus, Jurgen ed.
Joseph Alois Schumpeter: Entrepreneurship, Style, and Vision. Boston: Klumer Academic Publishers, 2003.

Drucker, Peter F.
Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practices and Principles. New York, New York: Harper & Row, 1985.

Kirzner, Isreal M.
Competition and Entrepreneurs. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1973.

Schumpeter, Joseph A.
Essays of J.A. Schumpeter. Cambridge, Ma: Addison Wesley Press, Inc., 1951.

Wilken, Paul H.
Entrepreneurship: A Comparative and Historical Study. Norwood, N.J.: Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1979.


Entrepreneurial Theory

Ardichvili, Alexander, et al. "A Theory of Entrepreneurial Opportunity Identification and Development."
Journal of Business Venturing 18 (2003): 105-23.

Bruyat, Christian and Julien, Pierre-Andre. "Defining the Field of Research in Entrepreneurship."
Journal of Business Venturing 16 (2000): 165-80.

Bull, Ivan and Willard, Gary. "Towards a Theory of Entrepreneurship."
Journal of Business Venturing 8 (1993): 183-96.

Bygrave, William D. and Hofer, Charles W. "Theorizing About Entrepreneurship."
Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 16, no. 2 (1991): 13-22.

Gartner, William B. "A Conceptual Framework for Describing the Phenomenon of New Venture Creation."
Academy of Management Review 10, no. 4 (1985): 696-706.

———. "Is There an Elephant in Entrepreneurship? Blind Assumptions in Theory Development."
Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 25, no. 4 (2001): 27-39.

———. "Problems in Business Startup: The Relationships among Entrepreneurial Skills and Problem Identification for Different Types of New Ventures." In
Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research: Proceedings of the 1984 Entrepreneurship Research Conference, edited by John A. Hornaday, 196-512. Wellesley, Ma.: Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Babson College, 1984.

———. "Some Suggestions for Research on Entrepreneurial Traits and Characteristics."
Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 14, no. 1 (1989): 27-37.

———. "What Are We Talking About When We Talk About Entrepreneurship?"
Advances in Entrepreneurship 1 (2000): 3-16.

———. ""Who Is an Entrepreneur?" Is the Wrong Question."
Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 13, no. 14 (1989): 47-68.

Gartner, William B. and Carter, Nancy M. "Entrepreneurial Behavior and Firm Organizing Processes." In
Handbook of Entrepreneurial Research: An Interdisciplinary Survey and Introduction, edited by Zoltan J.; Audretsch Acs, David B., 195-221. Boston: Kluwer Academic, 2003.

Hofer, Charles W. and Bygrave, William D. "Researching Entrepreneurship."
Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 16, no. 3 (1992): 91-100.

Janney, Jay J. and Dess, Gregory G. "The Risk Concept for Entrepreneurs Reconsidered: New Challenges to the Conventional Wisdom."
Journal of Business Venturing 21 (2006): 385-400.

Kirzner, Israel. "Creativity and/or Alertness: A Reconsideration of the Schumpeterian Entrepreneur."
Review of Austrian Economics 11 (1999): 5-17.

Long, Wayne. "The Meaning of Entrepreneurship."
American Journal of Entrepreneurship 8, no. 2 (1983): 47-59.

Low, Murray B. and MacMillian, Ian C. "Entrepreneurship: Past Research and Future Challenges."
Journal of Management 14, no. 2 (1988): 139-61.

McGraw, Thomas K. "Schumpeter Ascending (Re-Emerging Intellectual Interest in Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Economic Development)."
The American Scholar 60 (1991): 371-92.

Shane, Scott and Venkataraman, S. "The Promise of Entrepreneurship as a Field of Research."
Academy of Management Review 25, no. 1 (2000): 217-26.

Virtanen, Markku. "The Role of Different Theories in Explaining Entrepreneurship." Paper presented at the USASBE Annual National Conference, San Francisco, Ca. 1997.


Interdisciplinary Entrepreneurial Theory

Baron, Robert A. "The Cognitive Perspective: A Valuable Tool for Answering Entrepreneurship’s Basic ‘‘Why’’ Questions."
Journal of Business Venturing 19 (2004): 221-39.

———. "Potential Benefits of the Cognitive Perspective: Expanding Entrepreneurship’s Array of Conceptual Tools."
Journal of Business Venturing 19 (2004): 169-72.

Brockner, Joel, et al. "Regulatory Focus Theory and the Entrepreneurial Process."
Journal of Business Venturing 19 (2004): 203-20.

Gatewood, Elizabeth J. "Responding to Opportunity and Need."
Peer Review 7, no. 3 (2005): 12-14.

Jackson, John and Oliver, Tony. "Personal Networks Theory and the Arts: A Literature Review with Special Reference to Entrepreneurial Musicians."
The Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society 33, no. 3: 240-56.

Ma, Hao and Tan, Justin. "Key Components and Implications of Entrepreneurship: A 4-P Framework."
Journal of Business Venturing 21 (2006): 704-25.

McKelvey, Bill. "Toward a Complexity Science of Entrepreneurship."
Journal of Business Venturing 19 (2004): 313-41.

Minniti, Maria. "Entrepreneurial Alertness and Asymmetric Information in a Spin-Glass Model."
Journal of Business Venturing 19 (2004): 637-58.

MItchell, J. Robert et al. "Untangling the Intuition Mess: Intuition as a Construct in Entrepreneurship Research."
Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 29, no. 6 (2005): 653-79.

Mitchell, Ronald K et al. "Are Entrepreneurial Cognitions Universal? Assessing Entrepreneurial Cognitions across Cultures."
Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 26, no. 4 (2002): 9-33.

———. "Cross-Cultural Cognitions and the Venture Creation Decision."
Academy of Management Journal 43, no. 5 (2000): 974-93.

———. "Toward a Theory of Entrepreneurial Cognition: Rethinking the People Side of Entrepreneurship Research."
Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 27, no. 2 (2002): 93-105.

Palich, Leslie E. and Bagby, D. Ray. "Using Cognitive Theory to Explain Entrepreneurial Risk-Taking: Challenging Conventional Wisdom."
Journal of Business Venturing 10 (1995): 425-38.

Reynolds, Paul D. "Sociology and Entrepreneurship: Concepts and Contributions."
Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 16, no. 2 (1991): 47-70.

Shaver, Kelly G. and Scott, Linda R. "Person, Process, Choice: The Psychology of New Venture Creation Kelly G. Shaver."
Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 16, no. 2 (1991): 23-45.

Sternberg, Robert J. "Successful Intelligence as a Basis for Entrepreneurship."
Journal of Business Venturing 19 (2004): 189-201.

Stewart, Alex. "A Prospectus on the Anthropology of Entrepreneurship."
Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 16, no. 2 (1991): 71-91.

Ward, Thomas B. "Cognition, Creativity and Entrepreneurship."
Journal of Business Venturing 19 (2004): 173-88.