The Schumpeterian Entrepreneur: A Review of the Empirical Evidence on the Antecedents, Behaviour and Consequences of Innovative Entrepreneurship

Joern H. Block, Christian O. Fisch, Mirjam Van Praag

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    Innovative entrepreneurship is considered an important pillarfor economic development and has sparked a lively discussion inacademia and practice alike. Oftentimes, however, the debate is not sufficiently grounded on solid empirical evidence. The academic literature is growing but very scattered and is separated into several disciplines. We provide a summary that takes stock of the academic knowledge about innovative entrepreneurship and summarizes the evidence from 102 empirical studies published in the primary economics and management journals on the antecedents, behavior, and consequences of innovative entrepreneurship. Based on this state-of-the-art literature review, directions for future research are discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalIndustry and Innovation
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)61-95
    Number of pages35
    Publication statusPublished - Jan 2017


    • Innovative entrepreneurship
    • Schumpeter
    • Literature review
    • Economic development

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