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dc.contributor.authorSmith, Robert
dc.contributor.authorMcElwee, Gerard
dc.contributor.authorMcDonald, Seonaidh
dc.contributor.authorDodd, Sarah Drakopoulou
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-24T10:21:07Z
dc.date.available2013-09-24T10:21:07Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.identifier.citationSMITH, R., MCELWEE, G., MCDONALD, S. and DODD, S. D., 2013. Qualitative entrepreneurship authorship: antecedents, processes and consequences. International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 19 (4), pp. 364-386.en
dc.identifier.issn1355-2554en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10059/870
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this paper is to report on a review of the writing practices and experiences of scholars who have published qualitative papers in the field of entrepreneurship. It evaluates existing knowledge about how “well-published” entrepreneurship scholars go about writing up qualitative research. It identifies the antecedents, processes, and consequences of qualitative research authorship as self-described by authors. Design/methodology/approach – Scholars who had published qualitative papers in the five top-ranked entrepreneurship journals over a 20-year period were asked to complete a qualitative survey about their writing practices. A qualitative analysis of 37 usable replies was undertaken. Findings – Entrepreneurship scholars perceive their qualitative research writing to be more enriching and philosophical than quantitative research. Although they feel strong connections with their research subjects, they find qualitative research difficult and time consuming to write up. It is hard to bridge the gap between working with large amounts of transcribed data and the editorial requirements of journals, without losing the vitality of data. Qualitative research and subsequent writing skills have often been learned by trial and error. Many are inspired by specific texts, which may include novels, poems or plays. Practical implications – This work shows how useful it is to discuss qualitative writing processes so that we may learn from the “blood, toil, tears and sweat” of those who have already successfully navigated both the writing and publishing of qualitative research. Originality/value – Although there is a vigorous debate within the entrepreneurship literature about the prevalence and suitability of different methods and methodological approaches, there is no explicit discussion of how researchers engage with writing up qualitative research for publication. The paper addresses this gap and shares insights and guidance from our community of practice.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherEmerald.en
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, Volume 19 Part 4en
dc.rightsCopyright : Emerald. ‘This article is (c) Emerald Group Publishing and permission has been granted for this version to appear here (https://openair.rgu.ac.uk/). Emerald does not grant permission for this article to be further copied/distributed or hosted elsewhere without the express permission from Emerald Group Publishing Limited.'en
dc.subjectEntrrepreneurialismen
dc.subjectQualitative entrepreneurship researchen
dc.subjectQualitative researchen
dc.subjectResearch worken
dc.subjectStorytellingen
dc.subjectWriting qualitativelyen
dc.titleQualitative entrepreneurship authorship: antecedents, processes and consequences.en
dc.typeJournal articlesen
dc.publisher.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJEBR-11-2010-0179en


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