Rajib Roy and Niladri Das
Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad

Year: January 2016
Volume: 25 No. 2
Pages: 98-114


This paper, through literary assessment on evidence-based entrepreneurship (EBE), has categorized how systematic examination of phenomena puts a major barrier to the advancement of evidencebased entrepreneurship education (EBEE). The study being theoretical in nature, portraying an integrated conceptual framework on EBEE, we tried to explain a unique set of empirical phenomena
containing factors necessary for promoting evidence-based practice in entrepreneurship education in a broader domain of management studies. Through qualitative analysis, we reviewed 89 articles on the current literature in the theme of EBE, EBEE, EBMgt, Entrepreneurial Intentions, Entrepreneurial Orientations and others. A generic description of the phenomenon—evidencedbased
approach for entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education drawn from the variety of literature reviewed— does not devalue the findings and legitimize EBEE to conclude it only as a research setting. We make an attempt to identify a series of congregating forces crafting entrepreneurial ecosystem for aspiring entrepreneurs and detecting trigger points to understand the complexities behind new venture creation. Given the importance of new venture formation in an economy, the findings provide an assessment from the public policymakers’ perspective for students dreaming about new venture and small business formation. Linking the findings in practical implication, we focus on public policy institutions to practice EBEE as a tool to design programs for entrepreneurship teaching
practice that will score in dispensing evidence-based entrepreneurship knowledge (EBEK). Through a real life approach, considering “de novo” nature of entrepreneurship theory, we argue that practice in evidence-based modeling in entrepreneurship needs to be contextually embedded in the scholar-practitioner’s environment. By elucidating the scope of this field, the paper complements
reasonable body of earlier research, adding more valuable points to the literature.