At the Crossroads. Management and Business History in Entrepreneurship Research

Águeda Gil, Ricardo Zozimo, Elena San Román, Sarah Jack


Recent calls for a historic turn in organization studies offer the opportunity to relaunch dialogue between management and business history research. Focusing on the specific domain of entrepreneurship research, this article illustrates the potential of mutual contributions from management and business history. In doing so, it demonstrates how historical approaches strongly influenced the early theoretical developments within entrepreneurship and demonstrates the potential to contribute to future scholarly debates. In sum, this article brings closer together business history and management studies stressing that their different perspectives and approaches are very valuable to enriching entrepreneurship research.


Business History; Management; Entrepreneurship; Literature Review; Historic Turn.

Full Text:



Acs, Zoltan J., and David B. Audretsch. 1990. Innovation and Small Firms. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Acs, Zoltan J., and David B. Audretsch, eds. 2003. Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research. An Interdisciplinary Survey and Introduction. Dordrecht: Kluwer.

Ajzen, Icek. 1988. Attitudes, personality, and behavior. Chicago, IL: Dorsey.

Aldrich, Howard E. 2005. “Entrepreneurship.” In The Handbook of Economic Sociology, edited by Neil J. Smelser and Richard Swedberg, 451- 477. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Aldrich, Howard E., Rosen Ben, and William Woodward. 1987. “The Impact of Social Networks on Business Foundings and Profit: A Longitudinal Study.” In Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, edited by Churchill, N.C. et al., 154-168. Wellesley, MA: Babson College.

Aldrich, Howard E., and Jennifer E. Cliff. 2003. “The pervasive effects of family on entrepreneurship: Toward a family embeddedness perspective.” Journal of Business Venturing 18: 573–596.

Aldrich, Howard E., and Catherine Zimmer. 1986. “Entrepreneurship through social networks.” In The art and science of entrepreneurship, edited by Donald L. Sexton and Raymond W. Smilor. Cambridge, MA: Ballinger.

Álvaro-Moya, Adoración, and Pierre-Yves Donzé. 2016. “Business History and Management Studies.” Journal of Evolutionary Studies in Business 1: 122-151.

Amatori, Franco. 2006. “Entrepreneurship.” Imprese e Storia 34: 233-267.

Amatori, Franco. 2009. “Business History: State of the Art and Controversies.” Entreprises et Histoire 55 (2): 11–23.

Amatori, Franco, and Geoffrey Jones. 2003. Business History around the World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press Anderson, Alistair R., Sarah Drakopoulou-Dodd, and Sarah L. Jack. 2010. “Network practices and entrepreneurial growth.” Scandinavian Journal of Management 26: 121-133.

Arregle, Jean-Luc, Batjargal, Bat, Hitt, Michael A., Webb, Justin W., Miller, Toyah. and Anne S. Tsui. 2015. “Family Ties in Entrepreneurs' Social Networks and New Venture Growth.” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 39: 313–344.

Baird, Rose, and Réal St-Amand. 1995. Trust within the organization. Otawa, CA: Public Service Commission of Canada.

Batjargal, Bat. 2003. “Social capital and entrepreneurial performance in Russia: A longitudinal study.” Organization Studies 24 (4): 535-556.

Batjargal, Bat. 2005. “Entrepreneurial versatility, resources and firm performance in Russia: A panel study.” International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management 5 (3/4): 284-297.

Baumol, William J. 1988. Entrepreneurship, Management, and the Structure of Payoffs. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Baumol, William J. 1990. “Entrepreneurship: productive, unproductive and destructive.” Journal of Political Economy 98 (5): 893-921.

Bozeman, Barry, and Gordon Kingsley. 1998. “Risk culture in public and private organizations.” Public Administration Review 58 (2): 109-118.

Bridge, Simon, O’Neill, Ken, and Stan Cromie. 2003. Understanding enterprise, entrepreneurship and small business. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Brockhaus, Robert H. 1975. “I-E locus of control scores as predictors of entrepreneurial intentions.” Academy of Management Proceedings, 35th Annual Meeting, 433–5.

Brockhaus, Robert H. 1980. “Psychological and environmental factors which distinguish the successful from the unsuccessful entrepreneur: A longitudinal study.” Academy of Management Proceedings, 40th Annual Meeting, 368-372.

Brown, Shona L., and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt. 1995. “Product development: Past research, present findings, and future directions.” The Academy of Management Review 20 (2): 343–378.

Bruton, Garry D., Ahlstrom, David, and Krzysztof Obloj. 2008. “Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies: Where Are We Today and Where Should the Research Go in the Future.” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 32 (1): 1–14.

Bryman, Alan. 2004. Social Research Methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Bucheli, Marcelo, and Daniel Wadhwani. 2014. Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Burgelman, Robert A. 1983. “A Model of the Interaction of Strategic Behavior, Corporate Context, and the Concept of Strategy.” Academy of Management Review 8 (1): 61-71.

Burt, Ronald S. 1982. Toward a Structural Theory of Action: Network Models of Social Structure, Perception, and Action. New York: Academic Press.

Burt, Ronald S. 1992. “The social structure of competition.” In Networks and organizations: Structure, form, and action, edited by N. Nohria and R. G. Eccles, 57-91. Boston: Harvard Business School Press.

Burt, Ronald S. 1997. “A note on social capital and network content.” Social Networks 19 (4): 355-373.

Burt, Ronald S. 2005. Brokerage and Clousure. An Introduction to Social Capital. Nueva York: Oxford University Press.

Busenitz, Lowell W., West III G. Page, Shepherd Dean, Nelson Teresa, Chandler Gaylen N., and Andrew Zacharakis. 2003. “Entrepreneurship research in emergence: Past trends and future directions.” Journal of Management 29: 285-308.

Cassis, Youssef, and Ioanna P. Minoglou. 2005. “Entrepreneurship in theory and history: State of the art and new perspectives.” In Entrepreneurship in Theory and History, edited by Youssef Cassis and Ioanna Pepelasis Minoglou, 3-21. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Casson, Mark. 1986. “General Theories of the Multinational Enterprise: Their Relevance to Business History.” In Multinationals: Theory and History, edited by Peter Hertner and Geoffrey Jones, 42-63. Brookfield: Gower.

Casson, Mark. 1991. The Economics of Business Culture. Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Casson, Mark. 1995. Entrepreneurship and Business Culture. Studies in the Economics of Trust, vol. 1. Aldershot, UK: Edward Elgar.

Casson, Mark. 1999. “The economics of the family firm.” Scandinavian Economic History Review 47 (1): 10–23.

Casson, Mark. 2003. The Entrepreneur: An Economic Theory. 2ª ed. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Casson, Mark, and Andrew Godley. 2005. “Entrepreneurship and historical explanation.” In Entrepreneurship in Theory and History, edited by Y. Cassis and I. Minoglou, 25-60, New York: Palgrave.

Chandler, Alfred D. Jr. 1962. Strategy and Structure. Chapters in the History of the Industrial Enterprise. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.

Chandler, Alfred D. Jr. 1984. “Comparative business history.” In Enterprise and History: Essays in Honour of Charles Wilson, edited by D. C. Coleman and P. Matthias, 3-26- Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Chandler, Alfred D. Jr. 1990. Scale and scope: The dynamics of industrial capitalism. Cambridge: MA: Harvard University Press.

Cochran, Thomas. 1950. “Entrepreneurial Behavior and Motivation.” Explorations in Entrepreneurial History 2: 304-307.

Cochran, Thomas. 1960. “Cultural Factors in Economic Growth.” Journal of Economic History 20: 515-530.

Coleman, James S. 1988. “Social capital in the Creation of Human Capital.” American Journal of Sociology, Supplement: 95-120.

Coleman, James S. 1990. Foundations of Social Theory. Cambridge, MA: Belknap Press.

Colli, Andrea. 2011. “Business History and Family Business Studies: From Neglect to Cooperation.” Journal of Family Business Management 1 (1): 14–25.

Colli, Andrea. 2012. “Contextualizing Performances of Family Firms: The Perspective of Business History.” Family Business Review 25 (4): 1–15.

Colli, Andrea, Paloma Fernández Pérez, and Mary B. Rose. 2003. “National Determinants of Family Firms Development: Family Firms in Britain, Spain, and Italy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.” Enterprise and Society 4 (1): 28–64.

Colli, Andrea, Esteban García-Canal, and Mauro F. Guillén. 2013. “Family character and international entrepreneurship: A historical comparison of Italian and Spanish ‘new multinationals’.” Business History 55 (1): 119-138.

Colli, Andrea, Carole Howorth, and Mary B. Rose. 2013. “Long-term perspectives on family business.” Business History 55 (6): 841–854.

Colli, Andrea, and Mary B. Rose. 1999. “Families and firms: The culture and evolution of family firms in Britain and Italy in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries.” Scandinavian Economic History Review 47 (1): 24–47.

Colli, Andrea, and Mary B. Rose. 2008. “Family Business.” In The Oxford Handbook of Business History, edited by Jones, Geoffrey and Zeitlin, Jonathan, 194-218. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Cooper, Arnold C. 2003. “Entrepreneurship: The Past, the Present, and the Future.” In Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research: An Interdisciplinary Survey and Introduction, edited by Zoltan Acs and David Audretsch, 21-34. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers.

Coviello, Nicole E. 2005. “Integrating qualitative and quantitative techniques in network analysis.” Qualitative Market Research: An International Journal 8 (1): 39-60.

Coviello, Nicole, and Hugh Munro. 1995, “Growing the entrepreneurial firm: networking for international market development.” European Journal of Marketing 29 (7): 49 - 361

Covin, Jeffrey G., and Dennis P. Slevin. 1991. “A Conceptual Model of Entrepreneurship as Firm Behavior.” Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice 16 (1): 7-25.

Cuervo, Álvaro, Ribeiro, Domingo, and Salvador Roig. 2006. Entrepreneurship: conceptos, teoría y perspectiva. Valencia: Fundación Bancaja

Cuff, Robert D. 2002. “Notes for a Panel on Entrepreneurship in Business History.” Business History Review 76 (1):123-132.

Davidsson, Per. 2005. Researching Entrepreneurship. New York: Springer.

Davis, Lance E., and Douglass C. North. 1971. Institutional Change and American Economic Growth. Cambridge: University Press.

Díaz Morlán, Pablo. 2009. Capitalistas y empresarios. El mercado de la función empresarial. Alicante: Publicaciones de la Universidad de Alicante.

Dobbin, Frank, and Timothy J. Dowd. 1997. “How Policy Shapes Competition: Early Railroad Foundings in Massachusetts.” Administrative Science Quarterly 42 (3): 501-529.

Drucker, Peter F. 1985. Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Practice and Principles. Nueva York: Harper & Row.

Eckhardt, Jon, and Scott Shane. 2003. “Opportunities and entrepreneurship.” Journal of Management 29 (3): 333-349.

Eisenhardt, Kathleen. 1989. “Building Theories from Case Study Research.” The Academy of Management Review 14 (4): 532-550.

Eisenhardt, Kathleen, and Melissa E. Graebner. 2007. “Theory Building from Cases: Opportunities and Challenges.” Academy of Management Journal 50 (1): 25-32.

Elfring, Tom, and Willem Hulsink. 2007. “Networking by entrepreneurs: Patterns of tie formation in emerging organizations.” Organization Studies 28 (12): 1849-1872.

Fernández Pérez, Paloma. 2014. “Presentación.” In La profesionalización de las empresas familiares, edited by Paloma Fernández, 15-17. Madrid: LID.

Fernández Pérez, Paloma, and Andrea Colli, eds. 2013. The Endurance of Family Businesses: a Global Overview. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Fernández Pérez, Paloma, and Andrea Lluch. 2015. Familias empresarias y grandes empresas familiares en América Latina y España: una visión de largo plazo. España: Fundación BBVA.

Fernández Pérez, Paloma, and Mary B. Rose, eds. 2009. Innovation and Entrepreneurial Networks in Europe. New York: Routledge-Fundación BBVA.

García Ruiz, José Luis. 2010. “El mayor empresario privado en la historia del sector automovilístico español.” Entelequia 12: 295-308.

García Ruiz, José Luis, and Pier A. Toninelli, eds. 2010. The Determinants of Entrepreneurship: Leadership, Culture and Institutions. London: Pickering and Chatto.

Gartner, William B. 1985. “A conceptual framework for describing the phenomenon of new venture creation.” Academy of Management Review 10 (4): 696-706.

Gartner, William B. 1988. “Who is an entrepreneur? is the wrong question.” American journal of small business 12: 11-32.

Gerschenkron, Alexander. 1962. Economic Backwardness in Historical Perspective. A Book of Essays. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Gerschenkron, Alexander. 1966. Bread and democracy in Germany. Nueva York: H. Fertig.

Graham, Margaret B. W., and Alec T. Schuldiner 2001. Corning and the Craft of Innovation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Grandi, Alesssandro, and Rosa Grimaldi. 2003. “Exploring the networking characteristics of new venture founding teams.” Small Business Economics 21 (4): 329-341.

Granovetter, Mark. 1995. “Coase Revisited: Business Groups in the Modern Economy.” Industrial and Corporate Change 4 (1): 93–130.

Grant, Robert M. 1996. “Toward a Knowledge-Based Theory of the Firm.” Strategic Management Journal 17: 109-122.

Greve, Arent and Janet W. Salaff. 2003. “Social Networks and Entrepreneurship.” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 28 (1): 1-22.

Hannan, Michael T. and John Freeman. 1987. “The Ecology of Organizational Founding: American Labor Unions, 1836–1985.” American Journal of Sociology 92: 910–943.

Hansen, Morten T. 2002. “Knowledge networks: Explaining effective knowledge sharing in multiunit companies.” Organization Science 13: 232-248.

Hills, Gerald E., G.T. Lumpkin, and Robert P. Singh. 1997. “Opportunity recognition: perceptions and behaviours of entrepreneurs.” In Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 203 – 218. Babson College, Wellesley, MA.

Hirschmeier, Johannes. 1964. The Origins of Entrepreneurship in Meiji Japan. Cambridge: Harvard University Press

Hoang, Ha, and Bostjan Antoncic. 2003. “Network-based research in entrepreneurship. A critical review.” Journal of Business Venturing 18: 165 – 187.

Hocher, Arthur, and Cherlyn S. Ganrose. 1985. “Sources of motivation to choose employee ownership as an alternative to job loss.” Academy of Management Journal 28: 860-875.

Hodgson, Geoffrey. 2001. How Economics Forgot History: The Problem of Historical Specificity in Social Science. London: Routledge.

Hornsby, Jeffrey S., Donald F. Kuratko, and Zahra, Shaker A. 2002. “Middle managers' perception of the internal environment for corporate entrepreneurship: Assessing a measurement scale.” Journal of Business Venturing 17 (3): 253-273.

Hounshell, David A., and John K. Smith. 1988. Science and Corporate Strategy at Du Pont, 1902-1980. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Hsieh, Chihmao, Jack A.Nickerson, and Todd R. Zenger. 2007. “Opportunity Discovery, Problem Solving and a Theory of the Entrepreneurial Firm.” Journal of Management Studies 44 (7): 1255-1277.

Ibarra, Herminia. 1993. “Personal Networks of Women and Minorities in Management: A Conceptual Framework.” Academy of Management Review 18 (1): 56–87.

Jack, Sarah L. 2005. “The role, use and activation of strong and weak ties: a qualitative analysis.” Journal of Management Studies 42 (6): 1233-1260

Jack, Sarah L. 2010. “Approaches to studying networks: implications and outcomes.” Journal of Business Venturing 25 (1): 120-137.

Jenks, Leland H. 1944. “Railroads as an economic force in American development.” Journal of Economic History 4: 18-20.

Jenks, Leland H. 1949. “Role structure of entrepreneurial personality.” In Change and the Entrepreneur, 108-152. Research Center in Entrepreneurial History, Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Jones, Geoffrey. 2008. “The lessons of business history: A handbook.” Interview with S. Silverthorne. Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, 17 March.

Jones, Geoffrey, and Tarun Khanna. 2006. “Bridging history (back) into international business.” Journal of International Business Studies 37: 453–68.

Jones, Geoffrey, and R. Daniel Wadhwani. 2006. “Schumpeter’s Plea: Rediscovering History and Relevance in the Study of Entrepreneurship.” HBS Working Paper.

Jones, Geoffrey, and R. Daniel Wadhwani. 2007. Entrepreneurship and Global Capitalism. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar.

Jones, Geoffrey, and R. Daniel Wadhwani. 2008. “Entrepreneurship.” In The Oxford Handbook of Business History, edited by Geoffrey Jones and Jonathan Zeitlin, 501-528. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Jones, Geoffrey, and Jonathan Zeitlin. 2008. “Introduction.” In The Oxford Handbook of Business History, edited by Geoffrey Jones and Jonathan Zeitlin, 1-6. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Kearney, Claudine, Robert Hisrich, and Frank Roche. 2009. “Public and private sector entrepreneurship: similarities, differences or a combination?” Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development 16 (1): 26-46.

Kellermanns, Franz W., and Kimberly A. Eddleston. 2006. “Corporate entrepreneurship in family firms: A family perspective.” Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice 30: 809–830.

Kellermanns, Franz W., Kimberly. A. Eddleston, Tim Barnett, and Allison Pearson. 2008. “An exploratory study of family member characteristics and involvement: Effects on entrepreneurial behavior in the family firm.” Family Business Review 21: 1–14.

Kihlstrom, Richard E., and Jean J. Laffont. 1979. “A general equilibrium entrepreneurial theory of firm formation based on risk aversion.” Journal of Political Economy 87: 719-748.

Kim, Phillip H., and Howard E. Aldrich. 2005. “Social Capital and Entrepreneurship.” Foundations and Trends in Entrepreneurship 1 (2): 55-104.

Kipping, Matthias, and Behlül Üsdiken. 2008. “Business Hisoty and Management Studies.” In The Oxford Handbook of Business History, edited by Jones, Geoffrey and Zeitlin, Jonathan, 96-119. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Kirzner, Israel M. 1973. Competition and entrepreneurship. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Kolvereid, Lars. 1996. “Prediction of employment status choice intentions.” Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice 21 (1): 47–57.

Krueger, Norris F., and Alan L. Carsrud. 1993. “Entrepreneurial intentions: applying the theory of planned behaviour.” Entrepreneurship & Regional Development 5 (4): 315-330.

Krueger, Norris F., and Deborah V. Brazeal. 1994. “Entrepreneurial Potential and Potential Entrepreneurs.” Entrepreneurship theory & practice 18 (3): 91-91.

Kwon, Seok-Woo, and Pia Arenius. 2010. “Nations of entrepreneurs: A social capital perspective.” Journal of Business Venturing 25 (3): 315-330.

Landes, David S. 1949. “French entrepreneurship and industrial growth in the nineteenth century.” Journal of Economic History 9: 45-61

Landström, Hans, and Mats Benner. 2010. “Entrepreneurship research: a history of scholarly migration.” In Historical Foundations of Entrepreneurship Research, edited by Hans Landström and Franz Lohrke, 15-45. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

Landström, Hans, and Franz Lohrke, eds. 2010. Historical Foundations of Entrepreneurship Research. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

Lazonick, William. 2003. “Understanding Innovative Enterprise: Toward the Integration of Economic Theory and Business History.” In Business History around the World edited by Franco Amatori and Geoffrey Jones, 31-61. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Lechner, Christian, and Michael Dowling. 2003. “Firm networks: External relations as sources for the growth and competitiveness of entrepreneurial firms.” Journal of Entrepreneurship and Regional Development 15 (1): 1-26.

Liao, Jianwen, and Harold Welsch. 2005. “Roles of Social Capital in Venture Creation: Key Dimensions and Research Implications.” Journal of Small Business Management 43 (4): 345–362.

Low, Murray B., and Ian C. Macmillan. 1988. “Entrepreneurship: Past research and future challenges.” Journal of Management 14 (2): 139-161.

Lu, Jane W., and Paul W. Beamish. 2001. “The internationalization and performance of SMEs.” Strategic Management Journal 22: 565–586.

Lumpkin, G. Tom, and Gregory G. Dess. 1996. “Clarifying the entrepreneurial orientation construct and linking it to performance.” Academy of management Review 21 (1): 135-172.

Lumpkin, G. Tom, and Gregory G. Dess. 1997. “Proactiveness versus competitive aggressiveness: Teasing apart key dimensions of an entrepreneurial orientation.” In Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, edited by P. Reynolds, W. Bygrave, N. Carter, P. Davidsson, W. Gartner. C. Mason and P. Mcdougall, 47-58. Wellesley, MA: Babson College.

Lüthje, Christian, and Nikolaus Franke. 2003. “The ‘making’ of an entrepreneur: testing a model of entrepreneurial intent among engineering students at MIT.” R&D Management 33 (2): 135–147.

Mason, Colin, and Charles Harvey. 2013. “Entrepreneurship: Contexts, opportunities and processes.” Business History 55 (1): 1-8.

McClelland, David C. 1961. The achieving society. New York: The Free Press.

Mccraw, Thomas K. 2006. “Schumpeter’s Business Cycles as Business History.” Business History Review 80, 231-261.

McDougall, Patricia P., and Benjamin M. Oviatt. 2000, “International Entrepreneurship: The Intersection of Two Research Paths.” Academy of Management Journal 43 (5): 902-906.

McMillan, John, and Woodruff, Christopher. 2002. “The Central Role of Entrepreneurs in Transition Economies.” Journal of Economic Perspectives 16 (3): 153-170.

Miller, Danny. 1983. “The Correlates of Entrepreneurship in Three Types of Firms.” Management Science 29 (7): 770-791.

Morawaska, Ewa. 1996. Insecure Prosperity: Jews in Small-Town Industrial America, 1880-1940. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Morris, Michael H., and Foard F. Jones. 1999- “Entrepreneurship in established organisations: the case of the public sector.” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 24 (1): 71-91.

Morris, Michael H., and Donald F. Kuratko. 2002. Corporate Entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial Development Within Organizations. Orlando, FL: Harcourt College Publishers.

Murmann, Johann P. 2003. Knowledge and Competitive Advantage: the Coevolution of Firms, Technology and National Institutions. New York: Cambridge.

Mustakallio, Mikko, Autio Erkko, and Zahra Shaker. 2002. “Relational and contractual governance in family firms: Effects on strategic decision making.” Family Business Review 15: 205–222.

Nahapiet, Janine, and Sumantra Ghoshal. 1998. “Social capital, intellectual capital, and the organizational advantage.” Academy of management review 23 (2): 242-266.

Newbert, Scott L., Erno T. Tornikoski, and Narda R. Quigley. 2013. “Exploring the evolution of supporter networks in the creation of new organizations.” Journal of Business Venturing 28 (2): 281-298.

North, Douglas. 1990. Institutions, Institutional Change, and Economic Performance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

North, Douglas, and Barry Weingast. 1989. “Constitutions and Commitment: The Evolution of Institutions Governing Public Choice in Eighteenth-Century England.” Journal of Economic Performance 49: 803-32.

Nutt, Paul C. 2005. “Comparing public and private sector decision-making practices.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory 30: 1-30.

O’Sullivan, Mary, and Margaret B. Graham. 2010. “Moving Forward by Looking Backward: Business History and Management Studies.” Journal of Management Studies 47 (5): 775–790.

O'Donnell, Aodheen, Gilmore Audrey, Cummins Darryl, and David Carson. 2001. “The network construct in entrepreneurship research: a review and critique.” Management Decision 39 (9): 749-760.

Oviatt, Benjamin. M., and Patricia P. McDougall. 2005. “Defining international entrepreneurship and modeling the speed of internationalization.” Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice 29: 537–554.

Parker, Simon C. 2011. “Intrapreneurship or entrepreneurship?” Journal of Business Venturing 26 (1): 19-34.

Popp, Andrew, and Robin Holt. 2013. “The presence of entrepreneurial opportunity.” Business History 55 (1): 9-28.

Puig, Nuria, and Paloma Fernández Pérez. 2010. “A Silent Revolution: The Internationalisation of Large Spanish Family Firms.” Business History 51 (3): 462–83.

Ranis, Gustav. 1955. “The Community-Centered Entrepreneur in Japanese Development.” Explorations in Entrepreneurial History 7: 80-98.

Reagans, Ray E., and Ezra W. Zuckerman. 2008. “Why knowledge does not equal power: the network redundancy trade-off.” Industrial and Corporate Change 17 (5): 903-944.

Renzulli, Linda A., and Aldrich Howard. 2005. “Who can you turn to? Tie activation within core business discussion networks.” Social Forces 84 (1): 323-341.

Rodan, Simon, and Charles Galunic. 2004. “More than network structure: how knowledge heterogeneity influences managerial performance and innovativeness.” Strategic Management Journal 25: 541-556.

Roscoe, Philip J., Allan Discua Cruz, and Carole Howorth. 2013. “How does an old firm learn new tricks? A material account of entrepreneurial opportunity.” Business History 55 (1): 53-72.

Rose, Mary B. Ed. 1995. Family Business, Aldershot: Edward Elgar.

Rose, Mary B. 1999. “Networks, values and business: the evolution of British family firms from the eighteenth to the twentieth century.” Entreprises et Histoire 22 (2): 16-30.

Rowley, Tim, Behrens Dean, and David Krackhardt. 2000. “Redundant governance structures: An analysis of structural and relational embeddedness in the steel and semiconductor industries.” Strategic Management Journal 21: 369-386.

Sass, Steven. 1978. “Entrepreneurial Historians and History: An Essay in Organized Intellect.” Ph.D. diss., Johns Hopkins University.

Sathe, Vijay. 2003. Corporate entrepreneurship: Top managers and new business creation. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Sawyer, John. 1954. “The Social Basis of the American System of Manufacturing.” Journal of Economic History 14: 361-79.

Schere, Jean L. 1982. “Tolerance of ambiguity as a discriminating variable between entrepreneurs and managers.” Proceedings of the Academy of Management 42: 404–408

Schumpeter, Joseph A. 1928. “The instability of capitalism.” Economic Journal 38: 361-386.

Schumpeter, Joseph A. 1934. The Theory of Economic Development. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Schumpeter, Joseph A. 1942. Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. Nueva York: Harper and Brothers (Harper Edition 1976).

Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1949)1989. ‘‘Economic Theory and Entrepreneurial History.’’ In Essays on Entrepreneurs, Innovations, Business Cycles, and the Evolution of Capitalism, edited by Richard Clemence, 253-272. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers.

Schumpeter, Joseph A. (1951)1968. Ensayos. Barcelona: Oikos-Tau.

Semrau, Thorsten, and Arndt Werner. 2013. “How Exactly Do Network Relationships Pay Off? The Effects of Network Size and Relationship Quality on Access to Start-Up Resources.” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 38 (3): 501–525.

Shane, Scott, and Sankaran Venkataraman. 2000. “The promise of entrepreneurship as a field of research.” Academy of management review 25 (1): 217-226.

Shane, Scott. 2003. A General Theory of Entrepreneurship. The individual-opportunity Nexus. Massachusetts: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Sharma, Pramodita, and Sankaran J. Chrisman. 1999. “Toward a Reconciliation of the Definitional Issues in the Field of Corporate Entrepreneurship.” Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice 23 (3): 11-27.

Shaver, Kelly G. 1995. “The entrepreneurial personality myth.” Business and Economic Review 41: 20-23.

Simsek, Zeki, Michael H. Lubatkin, and Steven W. Floyd. 2003. “Inter-firm networks and entrepreneurial behavior: A structural embeddedness perspective.” Journal of Management 29 (3): 427-442.

Slotte-Kock, Susanna, and Nicole Coviello. 2010. “Entrepreneurship Research on Network Processes: A Review and Ways Forward.” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 34 (1) 31–57.

Smith, Delmonize A., and Franz T. Lohrke. 2008. “Entrepreneurial network development: Trusting in the process.” Journal of Business Research 61 (4): 315-322.

Souitaris, Vangelis, Zerbinati, Stefania, and Andreas Al-Laham. 2007. “Do entrepreneurship programmes raise entrepreneurial intention of science and engineering students? The effect of learning, inspiration y resources.” Journal of Business Venturing 22 (4): 566-591.

Stam, Wouter; Arzlanian, Souren, and Tom Elfring. 2014. “Social capital of entrepreneurs and small firm performance: A meta-analysis of contextual and methodological moderators.” Journal of Business Venturing 29: 152-173.

Stevenson, Howard H., and J.Carlos Jarillo. 1990. “A paradigm of entrepreneurship: Entrepreneurial management.” Strategic Management Journal 11: 17-27.

Sudrià, Carles. 1995. “El desarrollo de la España contemporánea. Historia económica de los siglos XIX y XX.” Revista de Economía Aplicada 9: 171-176.

Swedberg, Richard. 1998. Max Weber and the idea of economic sociology. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

Tennenbaum, Shelley. 1993. A credit to their community. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press.

Tortella, Gabriel. 1994. El desarrollo de la España contemporánea. Historia económica de los siglos XIX y XX, Madrid: Alianza.

Tortella, Gabriel. 1996. “La iniciativa empresarial, factor escaso en la España contemporánea.” In La empresa en la Historia de España, edited by Comín, Francisco and Martín Aceña, 49-60. Madrid: Civitas.

Tortella, Gabriel. 2000. “Prólogo.” In Los 100 Empresarios Españoles del siglo XX, edited by Torres, Emilio, 13-17. Madrid: LID Editorial.

Tortella, Gabriel; José Luis García Ruiz, José María Ortiz-Villajos, and Gloria Quiroga. 2009. Educación, instituciones y empresa. Los determinantes del espíritu empresarial. Madrid: Academia Europea de Ciencias y Artes.

Tortella, Gabriel; Gloria Quiroga, and Ignacio Moral-Arce. 2011. “¿El empresario nace o se hace? Educación y empresarialidad en la España contemporánea.” Revista de Historia Económica, Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History 29 (1): 123-153.

Tortella, Gabriel, and Gloria Quiroga, eds. 2012. Entrepreneurship and Growth. An International Historical Perspective. Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Tushman, Michael L., and Philip Anderson. 1986. “Technological Discontinuities and Organizational Environments.” Administrative Science Quarterly 31 (3): 439-465.

Uzzi, Brian. 1997. “Social structure and competition in interfirm networks: the paradox of embeddedness.” Administrative Science Quarterly 42: 35-67.

Valdaliso, Jesús M. 2005. “El espíritu emprendedor en España: un análisis histórico.” In La empresa y el espíritu emprendedor de los jóvenes, edited by Cuervo, Álvaro and Sastre, M. A., 115-148. Madrid: Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deportes.

Valdaliso, Jesús M., and José L. García Ruiz. 2013. “El espíritu empresarial en la historia económica española.” Revista de Historia Industrial 51: 15-18.

Veciana, José M. 2007. “Entrepreneurship as a scientific research programme.” In Entrepreneurship: Concepts, theory and perspective, edited by Álvaro Cuervo, David Ribeiro and Salvador Roig, 23-71. Heidelberg: Springer.

Venkataraman, Sankaran. 1997. “The distinctive domain of entrepreneurship research.” Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth 3 (1): 119-138.

Wadhwani, Daniel, and Geoffrey Jones. 2014. “Schumpeter’s Plea: Historical Reasoning in Entrepreneurship Theory and Research.” In Organizations in Time: History, Theory, Methods, edited by Marcelo Bucheli and Daniel Wadhwani, 192-216. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Walker, Juliet. 1986. “Racism, Slavery, Free Enterprise: Black Entrepreneurship in the United States before the Civil War.” Business History Review 60 (3): 343-382.

Weber, Max. 1904/1970. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism. London: Unwin University Books.

Xin, Katherine R., and Jone L. Pearce. 1996. “Guanxi: Connections as Substitutes for Formal Institutional Support.” The Academy of Management Journal 39 (6): 1641-1658.

Zahra, Shaker A. 1986. “A canonical analysis of corporate entrepreneurship antecedents and impact on performance.” Proceedings of the Academy of Management, 71-75.

Zahra, Shaker A. 1995. “Corporate entrepreneurship and financial performance: the case of management leveraged buyouts.” Journal of Business Venturing 10 (3): 225-247.

Zahra, Shaker A. 1996. “Governance, ownership and corporate entrepreneurship: The moderating impact of industry technological opportunities.” Academy of Management Journal 39 (6): 1713-1735.

Zahra, Shaker A. 2005. “Entrepreneurial Risk-Taking in Family Firms.” Family Business Review 18 (1): 23–40.

Zahra, Shaker A., and Jeffrey G. Covin. 1995. “Contextual influences on the corporate entrepreneurship performance relationship: a longitudinal analysis.” Journal of Business Venturing 10 (1): 43-58.

Zahra, Shaker A., and Gerard George. 2002. “International Entrepreneurship: The Current Status of the Field and Future Research Agenda.” In Strategic Entrepreneurship: Creating an Integrated Mindset, edited by Hitt, M, Irel, D, Sexton, D and Camp, M., 255–88. Oxford: Blackwell.

Zahra, Shaker A., Daniel F. Jennings, and Donald F. Kuratko. 1999. “The antecedents and consequences of firm-level entrepreneurship: The state of the field.” Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice 24 (2): 45–65.

Zahra, Shaker A., R. Duane Ireland, and Michel A. Hitt. 2000. “International Expansion by New Venture Firms: International Diversity, Mode of Market Entry, Technological Learning, and Performance.” Academy of Management Journal 43 (5): 925–50.



  • There are currently no refbacks.


Indexed in:

DOAJ, ERIH PLUS, Dialnet, Latindex, Google Scholars, RACO

RCUB Avís Legal RCUB Universitat de Barcelona