Enhancing rigor in quantitative entrepreneurship research

Markku Maula, Wouter Stam

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Reflecting on common empirical concerns in quantitative entrepreneurship research, recent calls for improved rigor and reproducibility in social science research, and recent methodological developments, we discuss new opportunities for further enhancing rigor in quantitative entrepreneurship research. In addition to highlighting common key concerns of editors and reviewers, we review recent methodological guidelines in the social sciences that offer more in-depth discussions of particular empirical issues and approaches. We conclude by offering a set of best practice recommendations for further enhancing rigor in quantitative entrepreneurship research.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEntrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 4 Dec 2019
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • editorial
  • entrepreneurship
  • research methods
  • quantitative research

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