Research on research

I regularly and increasingly engage in metascience work – research on research – in which I study scientific practices in my own and related fields, with a particular attention for the role of incentive structures in driving these practices. I intend to contribute to the credibility of scientific efforts in business, economics, and management research, and thereby to improve the ultimate usefulness of our work for both ourselves as researchers, and for our non-academic target audiences. The first few research projects in this line of work will have a critically reflective character, trying to uncover (the extent to) which questionable practices affect our work. In subsequent work however, I intend to address whether, how, and to what extent systemic innovations in the wider scientific community could also benefit the economics and management disciplines.

Published work

One finding is no finding: Toward a replication culture in family business research. Journal of Family Business Strategy, doi:10.1016/j.jfbs.2022.100521. – With Alfredo De Massis (Free University of Bolzano) and Franz Kellermanns (University of North Carolina)

In with the old, out with the new! The more we keep pushing for theoretical novelty, the less informative entrepreneurship theory will become. International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, doi:10.1177/14657503221074581.

When shooting for the stars becomes aiming for asterisks: P-hacking in family business research. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, doi:10.1177/10422587211050354.

Work in progress

  • Causal language (mis-)use in entrepreneurship research: A review of the literature and suggestions towards better future inference – with Johan Karlsson (Jönköping International Business School) and Paul Hünermund (Copenhagen Business School)
  • What causes author preferences for reporting statistically significant findings beyond (perceived) publication chances? – With Rossella Salandra (University of Bath)