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The Theory and Practice of Entrepreneurship : Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research - David Smallbone

The Theory and Practice of Entrepreneurship

Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research

By: David Smallbone (Editor), Joao Leitao (Editor), Mario Raposo (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 27th October 2010
ISBN: 9781849803793
Number Of Pages: 336

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This timely book provides a fresh perspective on contemporary research in the field of entrepreneurship and small business, considering both theory and application. Drawing together leading-edge European research, the expert contributors apply a variety of research methods to a number of specific issues - including the entrepreneurial climate at universities, the role of knowledge and experience in the internationalization of knowledge-intensive firms, the links between entrepreneurial orientation and performance in micro-sized firms, and organizational entrepreneurship. In so doing, the book sheds new light on the key role played by entrepreneurship as an engine for regional development. With a unique set of insights linking theory and practice, this book will appeal to postgraduate and advanced students of entrepreneurship and small business. Researchers and policymakers will also find this book invaluable.

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'The papers in this volume showcase the depth and richness of contemporary European research. The contributions offer invaluable insights on diverse facets of entrepreneurship including entrepreneurial universities as catalysts of innovation and regional development, perspectives on small firm internationalization and strategic alliances. This compelling collection is essential reading for all those who wish to stay updated on leading research findings and the methodological diversity that is a hallmark of European research. Very worthwhile policy-relevant angles are an added bonus.' - Anne de Bruin, Massey University, New Zealand 'The present volume with its fourteen contributions by authors from eleven different European countries gives a perfect overview of what theory and practice of entrepreneurship in Europe is all about. Entrepreneurship is often cited as a powerful instrument to help economies recover after the banking crisis. The fourteen contributions provide valuable material to show that entrepreneurship is indeed a much needed instrument and how policymakers and others can make use of it. Also, the impact and the pervasiveness of the entrepreneurial instrument are thoroughly illustrated.' - A. Roy Thurik, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Contents: Foreword Thomas M. Cooney 1. Introduction David Smallbone, Joao Leitao, Mario Raposo and Friederike Welter 2. Entrepreneurial Climate at Universities: The Impact of Organizational Factors Mario Geissler, Steffen Jahn and Peter Haefner 3. Overcoming Critical Junctures in Spin-offs Companies from Non-elite Universities: Evidence from Catalonia Pablo Migliorini, Christian Serarols and Andrea Bikfalvi 4. Benefiting from Publicly Funded Pre-Competitive Research: Differences between Insiders and Outsiders Verena Eckl and Dirk Engel 5. A Feminist Inquiry into Entrepreneurship Training Janice Byrne and Alain Fayolle 6. Knowledge and Experience in the Internationalization of Knowledge-Intensive Firms Niina Nummela, Sami Saarenketo, Eriika Paavilainen-Mantymaki and Kaisu Puumalainen 7. The Nature of International Relationships and Performance: Policy Implications from the Case of Globally Integrated Small Firms Christos Kalantaridis and Ayvalo Vassilev 8. Exploring Entrepreneurial Exits: A Study of Individual Exit Experiences in Finland and the UK Satu Aaltonen, Robert Blackburn and Jarna Heinonen 9. The Virtualisation Potential of SME Networks: An Exploratory Investigation Emilio Esposito, Pietro Evangelista, Vincenzo Lauro and Mario Raffa 10. Knowledge and Organizational Entrepreneurship: A Relational Perspective Ana Maria Bojica, Maria del Mar Fuentes Fuentes and Matilde Ruiz Arroyo 11. The Impact of Legitimacy Building Signals on Access to Resources Cristina Diaz Garcia and Juan Jimenez Moreno 12. Antecedents of the Entrepreneurial Orientation of the Firm: The Case of St Petersburg, Russia Tatiana Iakovleva 13. Entrepreneurial Orientation and Performance in Micro-sized Firms: Comparing Agricultural and Non-agricultural Firms Jorunn Grande 14. Entrepreneurship in Urban and Rural Switzerland: Similar or Worlds Apart? Heiko Bergmann and Daniel Baumgartner

ISBN: 9781849803793
ISBN-10: 184980379X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 27th October 2010
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.64

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