Publication trends and patterns in entrepreneurship: The case of The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Gerard McElwee, Andrew Atherton

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Purpose - This paper considers the models, methodologies, techniques and data utilised in articles published in The International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation over the period 1999-2003, in an attempt to determine theoretical and methodological trends and themes emerging from within the literature. Design/methodology/approach - The paper considers articles published in the journal from multiple perspectives including: methods of data analysis, epistemological frameworks deployed, dominant academic disciplines and geographical location of the authors. Topic areas and keywords associated with each article are examined in order to identify particular foci for publication and to broadly determine the "topography" of published output. Findings - The broad publication profile was of more quantitative than qualitative papers, with some consideration of policy issues. Research limitations/implications - Analysis is confined to an example of one journal in the field and thus its comparative validity is limited. Practical implications - A very useful account of publication trends in the discipline. The article is of value to academics who are seeking to publish. Indicates the methodological trends that are utilised in the discipline. Originality/value - This is an innovative investigation into publication trends in the discipline.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)92-103
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Small Business and Enterprise Development
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 10 Jun 2005
Externally publishedYes


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