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ENTR 2P91: Entrepreneurship

A brief guide to conducting research for your assignments.

What is Evidence-Based Management?

What is Evidence-based Management (EBMgt)?

"The systematic, evidence-informed practice of management, incorporating scientific knowledge in the content and process of making decisions". (Rousseau, 2012, p.3)

EBMgt consists of four fundamental activities:

  1. Use of the best available scientific findings (e.g., peer reviewed academic research)
  2. Systematic use of organizational facts (i.e. identifying relevant data and transforming them into useful knowledge)
  3. Reflective and thoughtful judgment processes (critical thinking - questioning assumptions, evaluating evidence, etc.)
  4. Ethical decision making and stakeholder considerations

Rousseau, D.M. (2012). Envisioning evidence-based  management. In D. Rousseau (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Evidence-based Management (pp. 3-24).  Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Key Library Databases

  • Entrepreneurship research literature is scattered across a number of Business and Management disciplines. The following Library databases are recommended starting points for identifying relevant research findings on Entrepreneurship topics.
  • Remember to limit the results to Peer Reviewed (Scholarly) Journals, as these databases also include non-scholarly sources such as newspapers and business magazines.
  • Management research in applied fields (e.g.nonprofit organizations, sport management, tourism, etc. ) may also appear in specialized journals, so be prepared to broaden your search by identifying databases which focus on these areas. 

Scholarly Entrepreneurship Journals

The following is a selective list of scholarly entrepreneurship journals, but articles on topics related to entrepreneurship and new business ventures may appear in many other journals, so it is best to 'cast a wide net' by searching for your topic in one of the key business databases listed on this page.