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Handbook of Research on Entrepreneurship and Creativity

Edited by Rolf Sternberg, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany and Gerhard Krauss, Université de Rennes 2, France
This Handbook focuses on the interdependent relationship between entrepreneurship and creativity. This relationship is analysed from the perspective of different disciplines, including economic geography, sociology, education, economics, psychology, and also in different spatial contexts.
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Publication Date: 2014
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This Handbook focuses on the interdependent relationship between entrepreneurship and creativity. This relationship is analysed from the perspective of different disciplines, including economic geography, sociology, education, economics, psychology, and also in different spatial contexts.

Creativity and entrepreneurship are central concepts for understanding the driving forces in 21st century capitalist economies and societies. Rolf Sternberg and Gerhard Krauss provide an expert introduction to the role of creativity in the field of entrepreneurship, and vice versa. This Handbook assembles some of the leading scholars in the field to provide empirical and conceptual contributions, which provide the reader with a unique guide to the progress of research in this area. Of particular interest are the exploration of the influence of the spatial context, and the overview of government policy attempts to support entrepreneurship and creative economic development.

This book will appeal to researchers and scholars interested in entrepreneurship and creativity issues, coming from a wide range of academic disciplines. These readers will find an up-to-date presentation of existing and new directions for research in their domains. The Handbook will also be of great interest to policymakers at the national, regional and local level, who will find valuable insights about the linkages between creativity, entrepreneurship and economic development.

Contributors: M. Andersson, O. Atzema, A. Cropley, D. Cropley, I. Diego, M. d’Oviedo, H. Etzkowitz, M. Fritsch, M. Grossetti, B. Heebels, D. Hjorth, C. Karlsson, G. Krauss, B. Lange, H. Naffakhi-Charfeddine, A. Penaluna, K. Penaluna, D. Ponzini, A. Sorgner, R. Sternberg, M. Stuetzer, I. van Aalst, H. Westlund
Contents:

1. Introduction: On the Relationship between Entrepreneurship and Creativity
Gerhard Krauss and Rolf Sternberg

PART I: THE ROLE OF CREATIVITY FOR ENTREPRENEURIAL ACTIVITIES
2. Managing Entrepreneurship for Innovation: A Psychological Analysis
David Cropley and Arthur Cropley

3. Creativity as an Integral Element of Social Capital and its Role in Economic Performance
Hans Westlund, Martin Andersson and Charlie Karlsson

4. Entrepreneuring as Organisation-creation
Daniel Hjorth

5. Knowledge Creation in Entrepreneurial Teams
Haifa Naffakhi-Charfeddine

6. Entrepreneurship and Creative Professions – a Micro-level Analysis
Michael Fritsch and Alina Sorgner

PART II: THE LOCAL/REGIONAL ENVIRONMENT’S IMPACT ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND CREATIVITY
7. Entrepreneurship in Creative Industries: The Paradox between Individual Professionalization and Dependence on Social Contexts and Professional Scenes
Bastian Lange

8. The Creative Environment as Stimulator for Entrepreneurial Opportunities
Michael Stützer

9. Places, Publishers and Personal Ties – the Relational Qualities of Urban Environments for Book Publishers
Barbara Heebels, Irina van Aalst and Oedzge Atzema

PART III: GOVERNMENT POLICIES TO SUPPORT BOTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND CREATIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
10. From 18th Century Chemistry to 21st Century Creative Class: A Sociological Perspective on Policies Intended to Promote Local Economic Development Based on Innovation
Michel Grossetti

11. Rhetoric and Effects of the Creative City Policy: Evidence and Reflections from Milan and Beyond
Marianna d’Oviedo and Davide Ponzini

12. The Contribution of University–Industry–Government Interactions to Creative Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Henry Etzkowitz

13. The Role of Education in Enterprising Creativity
Andy Penaluna, Kathryn Penaluna and Ivan Diego

Index