Book Review: Institutions and Entrepreneurship

In the latest issue of Administrative Science Quarterly, Klaus Weber of the Kellogg School of Management reviewed “Research in the Sociology of Work Volume 21: Institutions and Entrepreneurship,” edited by Wesley D. Sine and Robert J. David:

For most organizational researchers, the concepts of institution and entrepreneurship are like fire and ice. Institutions are associated with durability, constraint, and stability, while entrepreneurship evokes notions of creation, agency, and change. At a practical level, engagement between the research communities studying institutions and entrepreneurship has been limited. Is this just a sensible division of labor, or a missed opportunity? The goal of this edited volume is to explore the if and how of studying entrepreneurship from an institutional perspective and to demonstrate the benefits of this endeavor.

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