The emergence of entrepreneurship as a research field

Martin Meyer, Dirk Libaers, Bart Thijs, Wolfgang Glänzel

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Abstract

This paper seeks to map out the emergence and evolution of entrepreneurship as an independent field in the social science literature from the early 1990's to 2009. Our analysis indicates that entrepreneurship has grown steadily during the 1990's but has truly emerged as a legitimate academic discipline in the latter part of the 00's. The field has been dominated by researchers from Anglo-Saxon countries over the past twenty years, with particularly strong representations from the US, UK, and Canada. The first results from our structural analysis, which is based on a core document approach, point to five large knowledge clusters. We characterize the clusters in detail and assess the strength of the relationships between the clusters. We offer some initial concluding thoughts on our results.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of ISSI 2011 - 13th Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
EditorsEd Noyons, Patrick Ngulube, Jacqueline Leta
PublisherISSI, Leiden University and University of Zululand
Pages552-557
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9789081752701
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2011
Event13th Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2011 - Durban, South Africa
Duration: Jul 4 2011Jul 7 2011

Publication series

NameProceedings of ISSI 2011 - 13th Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics
Volume2

Conference

Conference13th Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics, ISSI 2011
CountrySouth Africa
CityDurban
Period7/4/117/7/11

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modelling and Simulation
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Statistics and Probability

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    Meyer, M., Libaers, D., Thijs, B., & Glänzel, W. (2011). The emergence of entrepreneurship as a research field. In E. Noyons, P. Ngulube, & J. Leta (Eds.), Proceedings of ISSI 2011 - 13th Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics (pp. 552-557). (Proceedings of ISSI 2011 - 13th Conference of the International Society for Scientometrics and Informetrics; Vol. 2). ISSI, Leiden University and University of Zululand.