Title: The future of entrepreneurship research: results of a research workshop with invited speakers and discussants at the International Council for Small Business World Conference in Halifax

Authors: Louis Jacques Filion, Leo-Paul Dana, Pierre-Andre Julien, Jose M. Veciana, Tor Aase Johannessen, Matthias G. Raith

Addresses: Rogers-J.A. Bombardier Chair of Entrepreneurship, HEC Montreal, 3000 Ch. Cote Ste-Catherine, Montreal, QC H3T 2A7, Canada. ' University of Canterbury and GSCM Montpellier, Private Bag 4800, Christchurch, New Zealand. ' Universite du Quebec a Trois-Rivieres, Institut de recherche sur les PME, P.O. Box 500, Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, G9H 5H7, Canada. ' Department of Business Economics, University of Barcelona, Building B, Campus of UAB, 08193 Bellaterra (Cerdanyola Del Valles), Barcelona, Spain. ' NHH, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, Helleveien 30, NO – 5045 Bergen, Norway. ' Department of Economics, Otto-Von-Guericke-University of Magdeburg, P.O. Box 41 20, 39016 Magdeburg, Germany

Abstract: This publication presents a summary of the presentations made in a workshop on June 23rd, 2008 at the ICSB World Conference held in Halifax, Canada. It also presents the highlights of the discussion that followed these presentations. The participants exchanged on the need to develop more theoretical approaches in entrepreneurship and suggested ways to work in that direction.

Keywords: R&D; research and development; International Council for Small Business; conferences; Halifax; Nova Scotia; Canada; ICSB; theoretical approaches; workshops; small and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; entrepreneurship; entrepreneurs.

DOI: 10.1504/IJESB.2010.034953

International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, 2010 Vol.11 No.2, pp.105 - 120

Available online: 31 Aug 2010 *

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