Is entrepreneurship an emerging area of research? A computational response

Authors

  • Roney Fraga Souza Faculty of Economics, Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Cuiabá, MT, Brazil http://orcid.org/0000-0001-5750-489X
  • Rosangela Ballini Institute of Economics, The State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP, Brazil
  • José Maria Ferreira Jardim Silveira Institute of Economics, The State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, SP, Brazil https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3680-875X
  • Aurora Amélia Castro Teixeira Faculty of Economics, University of Porto (FEP), Porto, Portugal https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3191-5217

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14211/ibjesb.e1742

Keywords:

Entrepreneurship, Citation Network, Research Front, Emerging Area

Abstract

Objective: We aim to answer four questions. First, with the increasing number of publications, is there a concentration in specific subjects, or on the contrary, a dispersion, amplifying the span of themes related to entrepreneurship? Second, is there a hierarchy of subjects, in the sense that some of them constitute the “core” of entrepreneurship? Third, are they connected with other established research areas? Finally, it is possible to identify papers that are influential, acting as hubs in the cluster’s formation? Method: We developed an original version of the computational procedure proposed by Shibata et al (2008), which allows us to understand the diversity of the different sub-areas of the topic investigated, reducing the need for specialist supervision. Originality / Relevance: We developed and applied a method to capture the formation and evolution of research areas in entrepreneurship literature, via direct citation networks, allowing us to understand the iteration between the different research sub-areas. Results: The dispersion is a feature of entrepreneurship as field research, with a hierarchy between research areas, indicating an emergent organization in the expansion processes. We concluded that research on entrepreneurship consists of specialization, that is, by application in niches

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Author Biography

Roney Fraga Souza, Faculty of Economics, Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Cuiabá, MT, Brazil

Professor da Faculdade de Economia da Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso (FE/UFMT), e desde 2017 é editor da Revista de Estudos Sociais. Possui graduação em Ciências Econômicas pela Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso - UFMT (2009), mestrado em Agronegócios e Desenvolvimento Regional (2010) na mesma instituição, com período de intercâmbio na Universidade Federal de Pernambuco – UFPE pelo programa PROCAD. Cursou doutorado no programa de Desenvolvimento Econômico da Universidade Estadual de Campinas - UNICAMP (2016), com período de doutorado sanduíche na Universidade do Porto - UP, Portugal. Tem experiência nas áreas de Análise de Redes Econômicas e Sociais, Economia Computacional e Mapeamento de Trajetórias Tecnológicas, via artigos científicos e patentes.

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2021-12-31

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Souza, R. F., Ballini, R., Silveira, J. M. F. J., & Teixeira, A. A. C. (2021). Is entrepreneurship an emerging area of research? A computational response. Iberoamerican Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 11(1), In layout editing process. https://doi.org/10.14211/ibjesb.e1742

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