Entrepreneurship As Social Change
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Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date : 2008-01-01
ISBN 10 : 1847204422
Pages : 352 pages
Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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. . . a reflective and scholarly work that presents exciting and challenging views to mainstream entrepreneurship. . . The four books comprising the series would certainly be a valuable addition to any entrepreneurship library. However, each book also stands alone as an individual purchase. Lorraine Warren, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research The narrative and flow of the book is superb and very interesting to read. The book is well edited and thought provoking which makes it an interesting read. Vanessa Ratten, Journal of Enterprising Communities: People and Places in the Global Economy This book the third in the Movements in Entrepreneurship series examines entrepreneurship as a societal phenomenon. It provides an in-depth study of the social aspects of entrepreneurship, illustrating how entrepreneurship affects society. The need to move beyond economy to disclose entrepreneurship in its societal forms is demonstrated, as is the relevance of our understanding of entrepreneurship as a societal phenomenon. The contributors show that entrepreneurship is a society-creating force and as such, it evokes new questions for entrepreneurship research and attempts to engage with new theoretical formulations. They begin with discussions on early Schumpeter and a rhetorical analysis of the current academic literature on social entrepreneurship. They go on to present myriad contextual examples of how entrepreneurship can shape social change, and indicate how this is initiated through various social settings, relationships and communities. Through rich empirical work this book explores the social of social entrepreneurship and in doing so shows us how entrepreneurship is at home where society is created. As such, it will prove a fascinating read for academics, researchers and students with an interest in entrepreneurship, sociology and economic sociology.

Entrepreneurship As Social Change

by Chris Steyaert,Daniel Hjorth

. . . a reflective and scholarly work that presents exciting and challenging views to mainstream entrepreneurship. . . The four books comprising the series would certainly be a valuable addition to any entrepreneurship library. However, each book also stands alone as an individual purchase. Lorraine Warren, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research The narrative and flow of the book is superb and very interesting to read. The book is well edited and thought provoking which makes it an interesting read. Vanessa Ratten, Journal

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Innovation and Entrepreneurship

by John Bessant,Joe Tidd

This is an accessible text on innovation and entrepreneurship aimed specifically at undergraduate students, primarily for those studying business and management studies, but also engineering and science degrees with management courses.

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The Entrepreneurship Research Challenge

by Per Davidsson

. . . this is a single-authored book; a series of academic papers (some original, some fairly recently published), neatly set around a unifying theme and tied into a comprehensive argument. . . once you have shared Davidsson s insights, stumblings, joys, and humor over some 240 pages, it feels as if he were part of your family. The book sets off with a very clear and helpful introduction that lays out the entrepreneurship phenomenon . . . This book is value adding for a fairly wide academic audience:

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Handbook of Research in Entrepreneurship Education

by Alain Fayolle

The Handbook of Research in Entrepreneurship Education is well worth reading and both editions are excellent volumes for all of us involved and interested in the debate on how to bring entrepreneurship education forward and whether to create a distinctive domain of entrepreneurship studies. Domingo Ribeiro Soriano, Academy of Management Learning & Education . . . a commendable source of reference for entrepreneurship education researchers and practitioners alike, and would make a worthy addition to a library s collection. David Douglas, International Journal of

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Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research

by Zoltán J. Ács,David B. Audretsch

Introduction to entrepreneurship - The entrepreneurial process - Opportunity and the nature of exploitation - The emergence of new ventures - Financing the new venture - The social context - Entrepreneurship, economic growth and policy.

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Entrepreneurship in Micro enterprises

by Kenneth R. Gray,William Cooley,Jesse Lutabingwa,Bertha Mutai-Kaimenyi,L. A. Oyugi

This timely and important work studies Kenya's small scale manufacturers. What makes the book unique is Gray's sub-sector approach, which focuses on the particular industries of tailoring, woodwork and metalwork. Gray investigates the development of these sub-sectors by taking a strategic management approach. Such an approach allows the author to assess enterprise competitiveness and profitability within industries. Readers will find that the information in this book serves as a well-needed supplement to the literature on the World Bank's July 1995 decision

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Handbook of Research on Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship

by Leo Paul Dana

Professor Dana and his colleagues have carefully and successfully put together a collection of chapters on ethnic minority entrepreneurship from all parts of the world. The book comprises eight parts and 49 chapters. Undoubtedly, given the massive size and content of a 835-page book, it is fair to ask, is it value for money? The answer is unequivocally yes! A further comment on the content of the book should probably reassure potential readers and buyers of the book. . . This collection is

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Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

by C. Henry

The book is like a delicious smörgåsbord with a variety of contributions within creative industries research. David Rylander, Papers in Regional Science This book positions itself with an international approach and with a focus on entrepreneurship. My perception is that this will be read with major interest by policymakers around the world, who right now consider how to form strategies and construct policies to support their own creative industries. . . The book raises interesting aspects of creative industries in

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A General Theory of Entrepreneurship

by Scott Andrew Shane

'This ambitious book draws upon a wide variety of literature in developing a comprehensive theory of entrepreneurship, ranging from the discovery of entrepreneurial activities, to industry differences in entrepreneurial activity, to the organizing process. It represents a major contribution to the field.' - Arnold C. Cooper, Purdue University, US 'Professor Scott Shane provides a deep and comprehensive discussion of the individual-opportunity nexus in entrepreneurship. Eschewing the usual approaches of either focusing exclusively on the individuals and their motivations and

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Entrepreneurship

by Norris F. Krueger

This new collection provides a much needed retrospective view of the key academic work published in this area. The papers here highlight the importance of studying entrepreneurship from a wide range of perspectives, including research that derives from economics, history, sociology, psychology and from different business disciplinary bases such as marketing, finance and strategy. The overall focus in this set is on "entrepreneurial" activity, rather than specifically small or family-owned business and favours research articles over those that deal purely

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Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship Policy

by David B. Audretsch,Isabel Grilo,A. Roy Thurik

This book is a well written and handy source for readers. Additionally, it provides an overview of current issues relevant to the development of entrepreneurial policy, which is based on interesting case studies across a number of nations. . . Dessy Irawati, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research What is new in the world is the need to understand business dynamics; the entry, exit and growth of firms in the economy. This dynamic firm structure, as opposed to the static firm

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International Entrepreneurship Education

by Alain Fayolle,Heinz Klandt

The importance of this volume is that it addresses the major pedagogical issues that inevitably arise in the context of entrepreneurship education. It represents a valuable source for those involved in the training and development of entrepreneurial skills and initiative. Economic Outlook and Business Review Can entrepreneurship be taught? Is it an art or a science? How is entrepreneurship learned? Another masterpiece by the European masters Fayolle and Klandt, this volume based on the 2003 Grenoble Conference will be useful for

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Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship

by Helle Neergaard,John P. Ulhøi

. . . the Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship is an important contribution to the field, and should be referenced in any paper using qualitative methodologies to investigate the entrepreneurial phenomenon. Craig S. Galbraith, Journal of Enterprising Communities There is no hiding behind the ramparts of dry scholarship here. The credibility of the theory being spoken of is not the stuff of constructed proofs, but alignments of critical insight and utility. This is where qualitative work can make a difference to

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Entrepreneurship

by Marc H. Meyer,Frederick G. Crane

This book shows students how to build successful new enterprises: to conceive, plan, and execute on a new venture idea. Based on research findings, the authors' own experiences and their work with dozens of young entrepreneurial companies, the book shows how innovation is inextricably linked with entrepreneurship. It breaks down all the key steps necessary for success, provides in-depth cases of companies from a variety of industries (with a focus on technology firms), and includes Reader Exercises at the end

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Entrepreneurship Development in Public Enterprises

by Joseph Prokopenko,Igor Pavlin

This book presents a number of cases - both in centrally planned and market economy systems - where the culture and practice of entrepreneurship were successfully introduced into the structure and activities of public enterprises. The book shows how sponsorship can help promote both public and private economic initiaitives by either turning the public enterprise into an entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial organization, or by helping small private business in the start-up stage.

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Researching Entrepreneurship

by Per Davidsson

Entrepreneurship is a phenomenon of tremendous societal importance. It is also an elusive phenomenon, and researching entrepreneurship is therefore fun, fascinating—and frustrating at times. In Researching Entrepreneurship, one of the most highly recognized entrepreneurship scholars shares in a personal and readable way his rich experience and ideas on how entrepreneurship can or should be researched. After a comprehensive treatment of entrepreneurship as societal phenomenon and scholarly domain, the core chapters of the book discuss design, sampling, operationalization and analysis

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Entrepreneurship

by Maria Minniti,Andrew Zacharakis,Stephen Spinelli

A landmark collection of original essays that explore the dynamics of entrepreneurship in the U.S. and around the world--from the "mindset" of the entrepreneur to the challenges of establishing and sustaining new ventures to the institutions and technologies that support new business creation

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