Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research: An Interdisciplinary Survey and Introduction

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Zoltan J. Acs, David B. Audretsch
Springer Science & Business Media, Aug 3, 2010 - Business & Economics - 678 pages

Interest in and attention to entrepreneurship has exploded in recent years. Nevertheless, much of the research and scholarship in entrepreneurship has remained elusive to academics, policymakers and other researchers, in large part because the field is informed by a broad spectrum of disciplines, including management, finance, economics, policy, sociology, and psychology, often pursued in isolation from each other. Since its original publication in 2003, the Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research has served as the definitive resource in the field, bringing together contributions from leading scholars in these disciplines to present a holistic, multi-dimensional approach. This new edition, fully revised and updated, and including several new chapters, covers all of the primary topics in entrepreneurship, including entrepreneurial behavior, risk and opportunity recognition, equity financing, business culture and strategy, innovation, and the impact of entrepreneurship on economic growth and development. Featuring an integrative introduction, extensive literature reviews and reference lists, the Handbook will continue to serve as a roadmap to the rapidly evolving and dynamic field of entrepreneurship.


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1 Introduction to the 2nd Edition of the Handbookof Entrepreneurship Research
Part I Opportunity
Part II The Emergence of New Ventures
Part III The Market Context
Part IV The Social Context
Part V The Global Context
Part VI The Entrepreneurial Society

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