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The Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Contexts

Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research Edited by Ulla Hytti, Research Director, University of Turku, Finland, Robert Blackburn, Professor, Kingston University, UK and Silke Tegtmeier, Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg, Denmark
Context is everything in entrepreneurship research. This book compellingly demonstrates the ways in which the distinctive European cultural, societal and geographic environments enable research into new entrepreneurial phenomena. It also gives guidance as to how future research should endeavour to understand the influences of context.
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Publication Date: February 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78811 098 3
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
Context is everything in entrepreneurship research. This book compellingly demonstrates the ways in which the distinctive European cultural, societal and geographic environments enable research into new entrepreneurial phenomena. It also gives guidance as to how future research should endeavour to understand the influences of context.

The Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Contexts explores the European methodological diversity encompassing various academic disciplines and research paradigms. Contributors suggest European entrepreneurship research should give priority to the local and individual to enable new research questions that are resonant with context. Finally, the book welcomes critical analyses of entrepreneurship that aim at questioning the taken-for-granted assumptions and analyses that increase our understanding of the counterproductive forms of entrepreneurship.

Providing a unique insight into the emerging topics of entrepreneurship research, both European and international researchers will benefit from the different analytical and methodological perspectives provided to understand the differences, similarities and configurations of context. With a variety of regional and industry examples, postgraduates will significantly benefit from the overview of new and important research.
‘This is a wonderful book with so many interesting thoughts regarding the distinctiveness of European entrepreneurship research! The contributions focus on different and sometimes very surprising aspects of entrepreneurial contexts. The editors have done a superb job in putting together this book, which I consider a must-read for scholars that are interested in both the newest European entrepreneurship research and, even more importantly, its contribution to the context debate in the entrepreneurship field.’
– Friederike Welter, IfM Bonn and University of Siegen, Germany


Contributors include: S. Aaltonen, E. Akola, K. Axelsson, R. Blackburn, F.M. Cesaroni, U. Hytti, L. Höglund, A. Isaksson, T. Jones, T. Lepistö, H. Löfsten, M. Mårtensson, M. Pospíšilová, M. Ram, H. Rannikko, H. Rydehell, A. Sentuti, S. Tegtmeier, E. Tornikoski, M. Villares-Varela, D. Yar Hamidi

Contents:

1. Introduction: Establishing new frontiers for European entrepreneurship research
Ulla Hytti, Robert Blackburn and Silke Tegtmeier

2. Migrant entrepreneurship: Taking stock and moving forward
Trevor Jones, Monder Ram and María Villares-Varela

3. The role of trust in immigrant business owners’ start-up process
Satu Aaltonen and Elisa Akola

4. Is what´s good for business good for society? Entrepreneurship in a school setting.
Karin Axelsson, Linda Höglund and Maria Mårtensson

5. Cultural repertoires of the division of labour market and family responsibilities between Slovak entrepreneurial couples and their gendered nature
Marie Pospíšilová

6. Do dreams always come true? Daughters’ expectations and experience in family business succession
Francesca Maria Cesaroni and Annalisa Sentuti

7. Building Dynamic Capabilities. Chairperson’s leadership, knowledge and experience in SMEs
Daniel Yar Hamidi

8. Co-creating strategy between independent consultants in a micro firm context
Tanja Lepistö, Satu Aaltonen and Ulla Hytti

9. Empirical exploration of a cohort of new technology-based firms in Sweden
Heikki Rannikko, Erno Tornikoski, Anders Isaksson, Hans Löfsten and Hanna Rydehell

Index