Can it be measured? A quantitative assessment of critiques of the entrepreneurship literature

Erik Lundmark, Hana Milanov, Benedikt David Christian Seigner

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Abstract

Recurring critiques of the entrepreneurship literature include that it is steeped in a positive, monetary, and gender-biased discourse. However, these critiques are generally not based on quantitative evidence. We apply computer-aided text analysis to evaluate how the language in the leading entrepreneurship journals compares to that of other corpora. We find that the entrepreneurship journals are more positive in tone and more focused on money than management journals. Entrepreneurship journals, like management journals, are skewed towards male, compared to female, references, but considerably less so than mass media. We discuss these differences in light of the three above-mentioned critiques.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00301
JournalJournal of Business Venturing Insights
Volume17
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2022

Keywords

  • Computer-aided text analysis
  • Critical entrepreneurship studies
  • Discourse analysis
  • Institutionalization
  • LIWC

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