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Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics : The Process of Business Creation - William B. Gartner

Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics

The Process of Business Creation

By: William B. Gartner (Editor), Kelly G. Shaver (Editor), Nancy M. Carter (Editor), Paul Davidson Reynolds (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st June 2004
ISBN: 9780761927587
Number Of Pages: 608

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The chapters in The Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics provide the rationale for questionnaires used in the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED). The PSED is a research program that was initiated to provide systematic, reliable, and generalizable data on important features of the new business creation process. The PSED includes information on the proportion and characteristics of the adult population involved in efforts to start businesses, the activities and characteristics that comprise the nature of the business start-up process, and the proportion and characteristics of those business start-up efforts that actually become new businesses. The handbook also describes the PSED data collection process; provides documentation of the interview schedules, codebooks, data preparation and weighting scheme; as well as offers examples of how analyses of PSED data might be conducted. The authors identify specific measures that can be used to operationalize theory as well as provide evidence from the PSED data sets on these measures' reliability and validity.

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"Entrepreneurial activity provides profound positive benefits across an important set of measures of social and economic well-being, much of it concentrated in new economic sectors, such as information technology. Yet even though entrepreneurship has been shown to provide many benefits, it is surprising that there has not be a systematic study of the process. This handbook tries to fill this gap by offering theories, ideas, and measures that can be used to explore and understand the factors involved." -- APADE

Overview: Life Context, Personal Background
Race And Ethnicity
Household Structure
Household Income And Net Worth
Labor Force Participation And Residential Tenure
Personal Background
Family Background
Time Use
Work Participation History
Overview Of The Cognitive Characteristics Of The Entrepreneur
Career Reasons
Entrepreneurial Expectancies
Job And Life Satisfaction
Innovator And Adaptor Entrepreneurs
Role Models And Perceived Social Support
Entrepreneurial Intensity
Individual Problem Solving
Attribution And Locus Of Control
On Economic Sophistication
Social Skills
Overview Of The Startup Process
Nature Of Business Start-Ups
Opportunity Recognition
Startup Problems
Business Startup Activities
Firm Founding
Social Networks
Knowledge And Use Of Assistance
Funding The First Year Of Business
Measures Of Financial Sophistication
Future Expectations For The New Business
Overview: Entrepreneurial Context And Environment
Perceptions Of Entrepreneurial Climate
The Economic And Community Context For Entrepreneurship: Perceived Environmental Uncertainty
Competitive Strategy
Technology Entrepreneurs
Data Collection
Data Documentation, Data Preparation And Weights
Examples Of Analysis: Work File Preparation, Comparisons And Adjustment Of Weights
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ISBN: 9780761927587
ISBN-10: 0761927581
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 608
Published: 1st June 2004
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.78  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.25