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Viewing marketing through entrepreneurial mindset: a systematic review

Anshita Yadav (University School of Management Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India)
Sanchita Bansal (University School of Management Studies, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, New Delhi, India)

International Journal of Emerging Markets

ISSN: 1746-8809

Article publication date: 14 April 2020

Issue publication date: 12 February 2021

Abstract

Purpose

The present paper explores and analyses various aspects of entrepreneurial marketing in the different regions (developed or developing) and attempts to consolidate the extant literature in the field of entrepreneurial marketing and suggests future directions for research.

Design/methodology/approach

The research questions developed by the paper deal with (1) comparison of entrepreneurial marketing in the developed and developing world; (2) methodological approaches used in entrepreneurial marketing; (3) the constructs or theories used in literature; (4) the existing research gaps and potential future directions in research of entrepreneurial marketing. To answer the same, we conduct a systematic literature review of the 82 research papers extracted from the Web of Science (WoS) and ScienceDirect databases.

Findings

The findings are presented in the form of descriptive and results. The descriptive findings show that more studies are needed in developing nations, introducing or developing entrepreneurial marketing conceptually, using mixed research designs, having objective measurements of constructs and contributing to comparative studies. The results discuss the constructs and theories employed in the extant literature and suggest that theories like human capital, creation, causation or trust are fundamental to study entrepreneurial marketing.

Originality/value

The paper adopts the existing entrepreneurial, marketing, innovation, and customer orientation (EMICO) framework and further develops an organizing framework to discover several gaps in the existing literature that can further be explored and promote the development of research in entrepreneurial marketing.

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Citation

Yadav, A. and Bansal, S. (2021), "Viewing marketing through entrepreneurial mindset: a systematic review", International Journal of Emerging Markets, Vol. 16 No. 2, pp. 133-153. https://doi.org/10.1108/IJOEM-03-2019-0163

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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