Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research: An Interdisciplinary Survey and Introduction

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Zoltán J. Ács, David B. Audretsch
Springer Science & Business Media, 2003 - Business & Economics - 555 pages
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Interest and attention to entrepreneurship has exploded, yet much of the research and scholarship has remained elusive to academics, policymakers and other researchers. This reflects two crucial aspects of the entrepreneurship literature. Firstly, the explosion of new findings and insights, both theoretically and empirically. Secondly, most of this scholarship has been rooted in traditional academic disciplines, spanning a broad spectrum of fields such as management, finance, economics, sociology and psychology. these disciplines to provide an overview of what the issues are for entrepreneurship when viewed through the lens provided by the academic disciplines as well as a synthesis about what has been learned and what questions should be high on the agenda for future research.

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Editors Introduction
Entrepreneurship The Past the Present the Future
Risk and Uncertainty
Innovation and Technological Change
Market Processes and Entrepreneurial Studies
The Cognitive Psychology of Entrepreneurship
Three Views of Entrepreneurial Opportunity
The IndividualOpportunity Nexus
Equity Financing
Small Business and Debt Finance
The Social Psychology of Entrepreneurial Behaviour
Entrepreneurship as Social Construction A Multilevel Evolutionary Approach
Entrepreneurship Networks and Geographies
The Impact of Entrepreneurship on Economic Growth
Entrepreneurship Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and Public Policies
Connecting the Study of Entrepreneurship and Theories of Capitalist Progress An Epilogue

Entrepreneurial Behavior and Firm Organizing Processes
Entrepreneurship Business Culture and the Theory of the Firm
Resources and Hierarchies Intersections between Entrepreneurship and Strategy

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Zoltan J. Acs is University Professor at the School of Public Policy and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, George Mason University, Virginia. He is also a Research Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Economics in Jena, Germany, and Scholar-in-Residence at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, Missouri. In addition, he is a Visiting Professor at the University of Pecs in Hungary, where he received an honorary doctorate. Previously, he held the position of Doris and Robert McCurdy Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Robert G. Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore. He is co-founder and co-editor of Small Business Economics: An Entrepreneurship Journal. Dr Acs is a leading advocate of the importance of entrepreneurship for economic development. He received the 2001 International Award for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research, on behalf of The Swedish National Board for Industrial and Technical Development. He has published more than 100 articles and 25 books.

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