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The art of crafting a systematic literature review in entrepreneurship research

Sascha Kraus (), Matthias Breier () and Sonia Dasí-Rodríguez ()
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Sascha Kraus: Durham University, Durham University Business School
Matthias Breier: Lappeenranta University of Technology, School of Business
Sonia Dasí-Rodríguez: Universitat de València

International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 2020, vol. 16, issue 3, No 13, 1023-1042

Abstract: Abstract Systematic literature reviews are an increasingly used review methodology to synthesize the existing body of literature in a field. However, editors complain about a high number of desk rejections because of a lack in quality. Poorly developed review articles are not published because of a perceived lack of contribution to the field. Our article supports authors of standalone papers and graduate students in the Entrepreneurship domain to write contribution-focused systematic reviews e.g. by providing a concrete guideline. Our article analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of a systematic literature review and how they can be overcome. Furthermore, we provide a combined list of highly ranked journals in the Entrepreneurship domain as a basis for quality appraisal. Finally, this article builds a scenario for the future of the systematic literature review methodology and shows how technological improvements have changed this methodology and what can be achieved in the future.

Keywords: Systematic literature review; Structured literature review; Entrepreneurship; Journal rankings; State-of-the-art (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020
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DOI: 10.1007/s11365-020-00635-4

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