Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research: An Interdisciplinary Survey and Introduction

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Zoltán J. Ács, David B. Audretsch
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 30, 2006 - Business & Economics - 556 pages
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Interest and attention to entrepreneurship has exploded in recent years. 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. First has been the explosion of new findings and insights, both theoretically and empirically. Second, 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. The purpose of the Handbook of Entrepreneurship is to bring together leading scholars from each of 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. Taken together, this Handbook will provide a roadmap to an emerging complex but intriguing field of entrepreneurship.
 

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Contents

Editors Introduction
8
The Past the Present the Future
21
The Entrepreneurial Process
35
Innovation and Technological Change
55
Market Processes and Entrepreneurial Studies
80
Opportunity and the Nature of Exploitation
103
Three Views of Entrepreneurial Opportunity
141
The IndividualOpportunity Nexus
161
Financing the New Venture
264
Small Business and Debt Finance
299
The Social Context
329
A Multilevel
358
Entrepreneurship Networks and Geographies
401
Entrepreneurship Economic Growth and Policy
434
Entrepreneurship Small and Medium Sized Enterprises
472
Connecting the Study of Entrepreneurship and Theories
513

The Emergence of New Ventures
192
Entrepreneurship Business Culture and the Theory of
222
Intersections between Entre
247

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