ERIC Number: ED409928
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Oct-7
Endowed Positions and the Infrastructure of Entrepreneurship: 1992 Updates to Prior Research.
Katz, Jerome A.
In 1992, a project was undertaken to update research conducted in 1991 on the nationwide infrastructure of the academic field of entrepreneurship, focusing on the status of five elements: faculty, research institutions, research funding, professional organizations, and publications. The update found that the number of endowed entrepreneurship faculty positions in the United States grew from 102 in 1991 to 123 in 1992, while 5 of the original 102 positions had changed sufficiently to be dropped from the listing. In addition, the recruitment of endowed positions broadened to include other fields and the number of assistant professors identified with the field increased. As for research institutions, there was a large increase in the number of centers dedicated to family business issues. Data on funding opportunities suggested that although the federal government was supporting more research on entrepreneurship than was commonly discussed in the literature, those able to obtain the funding were generally not from the field of entrepreneurship. While not specifically professional organizations, several foundations became involved in funding large-scale research in the field between 1991 and 1992. Finally, 6 new journals in field were found, adding to the 14 found in 1991, and 3 more were planned for 1993. Lists of endowed positions as of 1992, entrepreneurship-related centers, and journals in the field are appended. (CELCEE, an adjunct ERIC Clearinghouse on Entrepreneurship Education) (HAA)
Descriptors: Business, College Faculty, Entrepreneurship, Federal Aid, Financial Support, Grants, Higher Education, Philanthropic Foundations, Research and Development Centers, Scholarly Journals, Teacher Recruitment, Trend Analysis
Jefferson Smurfit Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Saint Louis University School of Business and Administration, 3674 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 53108.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Univ., MO. Jefferson Smurfit Center for Entrepreneurial Studies.