What an opportunity!

Authored by: Per Davidsson

The Routledge Companion to the Makers of Modern Entrepreneurship

Print publication date:  September  2016
Online publication date:  September  2016

Print ISBN: 9781138838109
eBook ISBN: 9781315734682
Adobe ISBN: 9781317561712

10.4324/9781315734682.ch8

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Abstract

As a contributor to this volume, I was asked to clearly articulate “my most important ideas about entrepreneurship”; their origin, and their impact. What a delightful invitation to get – and what a pretentious project to engage in, giving voice to one’s own importance! I have been blessed with a reasonably favorable reception of my scholarship as reflected in citations. More importantly, I have enjoyed receiving occasional communications from young scholars expressing how my work has affected their journey. That’s extremely rewarding. I also think it is fair to say that I have been a not totally negligible part of some important developments within the field of entrepreneurship research. Having said all that, I find it hard to point to any particular ideas of mine and discuss them as “important” in the bigger and longer-term scheme of things. But at least I have been given this chance, and I let others judge the importance.

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