The theme of the 8th Leuphana Conference on Entrepreneurship conference is Evidence-based entrepreneurship
The task of science is to develop a solid knowledge base that informs practice to become more effective and efficient (Frese, Bausch, Schmidt, Rauch, & Kabst, 2012). However, in entrepreneurship (Frese et al., 2012) and related fields like management (Rousseau, 2006) there is a large gap between scientific knowledge and what is put into practice. Evidence-based entrepreneurship (EBE) seeks to close this gap by pursuing “science-informed practice of entrepreneurship” (Frese, Rousseau, & Wiklund, 2014, p. 209). Science-informed practice leads to better decisions, successful long-term strategies, and well-informed policy-making (Rousseau, 2006).