Using predictive and effectuation logics as a framework, this research note explains how case study research was conducted to demonstrate rigour and relevance. The study involves a longitudinal cross-country case study on small and medium-sized firm growth and networks undertaken by research teams in three countries (Finland, Denmark and New Zealand) involving 33 firms. This research note outlines the implications of this research and provides valuable guidance and reflections upon opportunities for future research regarding the conduct of contextual studies in entrepreneurship without compromising validity and reliability.
International Small Business Journal, 2014, Vol 32, Issue 7, p. 818-829
cross-country case study effectuation logic longitudinal qualitative study small and medium-size enterprises QUALITATIVE RESEARCH BUSINESS NETWORKS FIRM GROWTH CHALLENGES OPPORTUNITIES