In this essay, we offer perspectives on the future of small business research. These comments cover a range of issues unique to the future of small-business-focused research from "somewhat-broad" to "more-narrow," and address: (1) the problems and promise of better theory building, (2) the range of opportunities for theory-building research, (3) new vantage points for theory-building using the "social responsibility" of small business as a research lens, and (4) the future direction of research in technological entrepreneurship. We conclude with a summary of this "look to the future," and call for the innovative and provocative research that can keep contemporary small business management research at the center of the academic action.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Management of Technology and Innovation
- Strategy and Management
- Business, Management and Accounting(all)