Habitual Entrepreneurs

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2006 - Business & Economics - 231 pages
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This is an excellent book. The conceptual framework and empirical results are presented in a most readable form. The reader is also provided with a comprehensive discussion of the results obtained. The book contains a wealth of information about entrepren

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2 A human capital approach to entrepreneurship
3 Data collection and methodology
4 Human capital differences by type of entrepreneur
5 Information search and opportunity identification pursuit and exploitation by type of entrepreneur
6 Firm and entrepreneur performance by type of entrepreneur
7 Conclusions

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Page viii - Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Page x - Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.
Page 14 - They go on to define the field of entrepreneurship as: [T]he scholarly examination of how. by whom, and with what effects opportunities to create future goods and services are discovered, evaluated, and exploited (Venkataraman.
Page 8 - Making the UK the Best Place in the World to Start and Grow a Business: The Evidence Base, Etemad, H.
Page 6 - A career anchor is defined as 'the pattern of self-perceived talents, motives, and values [which] serves to guide, constrain, stabilise and integrate the person's career
Page 7 - ... prepared to concern ourselves with entrepreneurship. For the really big differences are most usually those that correspond to historical developments over long periods of time or to the comparative states of various economies, notably those of the developed and the underdeveloped areas. It has long been recognized that the entrepreneurial function is a vital component in the process of economic growth. Recent empirical evidence and the lessons of experience both seem to confirm this view. For...

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Mike Wright is the author of the "What They Didn't Teach You ..." books. In addition to the American Revolution, he has tackled the Civil War, World War II, & the Wild West. Future volumes will cover the sixties & the twentieth century. Wright, an Emmy-winning television writer, lives in Chicago.

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