This paper offers preliminary discussion of a new ecological perspective in entrepreneurship research. Six principles of this perspective are developed. These principles are: (1) The new ecological perspective embraces two ontological platforms: ecosystems and ecological succession, (2) The new ecological perspective operates at multiple levels of analysis, (3) Ecological problems are complex and often non-reducible, (4) The new ecological perspective requires a holistic approach to understanding, (5) The new ecological perspective embraces theory and political reality, and (6) Ecosystems have their own rationality. Implications for researchers and practitioners of entrepreneurship are discussed.
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McKenzie, Brian M. and sud, mukesh, "Prolegomena to a New Ecological Perspective in Entrepreneurship" (2009). Business Faculty Publications. 86.
McKenzie, Brian M., & Sud, Mukesh, (2009). “Prolegomena to a New Ecological Perspective in Entrepreneurship.” Academy of Entrepreneurship Journal 15(1), 43-60.