Article | Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings | August 2006

Schumpeter's Plea: Historical Methods in the Study of Entrepreneurship

by Rohit Daniel Wadhwani and Geoffrey Jones

Abstract

This paper outlines the case for why and how historical methods are important to the study of entrepreneurship. We show that research in entrepreneurship has displayed declining attention to historical context since the field first emerged in the 1940s. We discuss why analysis of historical context as well as individual and firm behavior is essential to the study of entrepreneurship.

Keywords: History; Research; Entrepreneurship;

Citation:

Wadhwani, Rohit Daniel, and Geoffrey Jones. "Schumpeter's Plea: Historical Methods in the Study of Entrepreneurship." Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings (August 2006).