Crafting and Assessing Design Science Research for Entrepreneurship

Dimo Dimov, Markku Maula*, A. Georges L. Romme

*Corresponding author for this work

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Recognizing the importance of various types of artifacts for entrepreneurship, design science (DS) has been proposed as an inclusive approach that combines relevance and rigor. By enabling researchers to go beyond their traditional roles as observers and analysts of established artifacts to help design new artifacts, DS can improve the relevance of entrepreneurship research. However, there is a paucity of knowledge on how this type of research can be published in leading entrepreneurship journals. In this editorial, we seek to provide practical guidance on how to craft and assess DS studies that target Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice (ETP) and other top-tier journals.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1543-1567
Number of pages25
JournalEntrepreneurship: Theory and Practice
Issue number5
Early online date21 Oct 2022
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2023
MoE publication typeB1 Non-refereed journal articles


  • design science
  • editorial
  • entrepreneurship
  • relevance–rigor


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