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A new State of the Field

Kauffman Foundation releases new entrepreneurship research tool which overviews different research topics in the field.

In 2015, the Kauffman Foundation released State of the Field,* a new research tool that compiles overviews of the most recent research on key topics in entrepreneurship.

With so much information out there on entrepreneurship research, the Foundation sought to bring together expert academics to build literature summaries, calls for future research, and data information on different topics.

State of the Field Map

Before State of the Field, there was no comprehensive venue for all things entrepreneurship research. We have Wikipedia and academic surveys, textbooks, and Google Scholar. Each has strengths but may lack simplicity or credibility. State of the Field sought to change that by providing robust, peer-reviewed information.

The State of the Field website will provide more dynamic information for users, including:

  • Updated topic sections and map
  • Related Growthology blog posts
  • Author page with university information
  • Kauffman Foundation Research & Policy resource information
  • Dataset overview user guides
  • Dataset index for the entire site

Visit State of the Field to explore different topics in entrepreneurship research, take what you find useful, and tweet it out with the hashtag #EshipScholars.

*State of the Field was archived in 2019