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
Pages (from-to)1059-1090
Number of pages32
JournalEntrepreneurship Theory and Practice
Issue number6
Early online date4 Dec 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2020
MoE publication typeB1 Non-refereed journal articles


  • editorial
  • entrepreneurship
  • research methods
  • quantitative research


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