All-or-nothing necessary conditions are critical for the unfolding of subsequent entrepreneurial outcomes. A condition is necessary when an entrepreneurial outcome emerges only in the presence or absence of that condition. While a necessary condition does not guarantee the outcome, it makes the outcome possible by virtue of its theoretical necessity. We discuss the philosophical roots and importance of necessary conditions in entrepreneurship. We offer an empirical illustration of necessary condition analysis using founder's experience, a critical concept in entrepreneurship. We argue that theory-method compatibility in entrepreneurship research can be enhanced by explicitly accounting for necessary conditions.

Necessary Conditions and Theory-Method Compatibility in Quantitative Entrepreneurship Research / Linder, C; Moulick, Ag; Lechner, C. - In: ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE. - ISSN 1042-2587. - (In corso di stampa), pp. 1-24. [10.1177/10422587221102103]

Necessary Conditions and Theory-Method Compatibility in Quantitative Entrepreneurship Research

Lechner, C
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Abstract

All-or-nothing necessary conditions are critical for the unfolding of subsequent entrepreneurial outcomes. A condition is necessary when an entrepreneurial outcome emerges only in the presence or absence of that condition. While a necessary condition does not guarantee the outcome, it makes the outcome possible by virtue of its theoretical necessity. We discuss the philosophical roots and importance of necessary conditions in entrepreneurship. We offer an empirical illustration of necessary condition analysis using founder's experience, a critical concept in entrepreneurship. We argue that theory-method compatibility in entrepreneurship research can be enhanced by explicitly accounting for necessary conditions.
necessary condition; necessary condition analysis; causal mechanisms; research methods; quantitative research
Necessary Conditions and Theory-Method Compatibility in Quantitative Entrepreneurship Research / Linder, C; Moulick, Ag; Lechner, C. - In: ENTREPRENEURSHIP THEORY AND PRACTICE. - ISSN 1042-2587. - (In corso di stampa), pp. 1-24. [10.1177/10422587221102103]
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