The questions we ask and the questions we care about: reformulating some problems in entrepreneurship research

The questions we ask and the questions we care about: reformulating some problems in... Both history of science and creativity research have shown that reformulating the questions we ask can lead to breakthroughs more often than trying harder to search for more rigorous answers. In such a spirit of creative play, I suggest we throw away our obsession with dividing the world into entrepreneurs and nonentrepreneurs and focus instead on categories within entrepreneurs. In particular, (a) those who want to become entrepreneurs but do not suggest compelling research questions about barriers to entrepreneurship; while, (b) those who do become entrepreneurs need to develop expertise, impelling our research to focus on the rubric of design. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Business Venturing Elsevier

The questions we ask and the questions we care about: reformulating some problems in entrepreneurship research

Journal of Business Venturing, Volume 19 (5) – Sep 1, 2004

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2003 Elsevier Ltd
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0883-9026
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10.1016/j.jbusvent.2003.09.006
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Abstract

Both history of science and creativity research have shown that reformulating the questions we ask can lead to breakthroughs more often than trying harder to search for more rigorous answers. In such a spirit of creative play, I suggest we throw away our obsession with dividing the world into entrepreneurs and nonentrepreneurs and focus instead on categories within entrepreneurs. In particular, (a) those who want to become entrepreneurs but do not suggest compelling research questions about barriers to entrepreneurship; while, (b) those who do become entrepreneurs need to develop expertise, impelling our research to focus on the rubric of design.

Journal

Journal of Business VenturingElsevier

Published: Sep 1, 2004

References

  • Customer power, strategic investment and the failure of leading firms
    Christensen, C.M.; Bower, J.L.
  • Sciences of the Artificial
    Simon, H.A.

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