CHAPTER 2

Research on Entrepreneurship

Introduction

Entrepreneurship has emerged as a popular career option across the globe and there has been an intense interest in the subject shown by researchers and policymakers in both developed and developing countries. Research relating to entrepreneurship has been expanding rapidly and the researchers have dwelt on a diverse range of issues. In 2003, for example, ­Richtermeyer published the results of her review of 77 abstracts of articles published then recently in academic journals and then compiled the following extensive list of the areas of emerging research on entrepreneurship at that time: culture/ethnicity; economic growth; education/learning; entrepreneurship theory and practice; ethics; family-owned ...

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