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Entrepreneurship and Context

Friederike Welter, President and Managing Director, Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn and Professor, University of Siegen, Germany
This book identifies Friederike Welter’s key contribution to entrepreneurship research over recent decades, and shows how her work is contextualised in time and place. The book gives a differentiated understanding of entrepreneurship and contexts, celebrating diversity as well as complexity.
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Publication Date: July 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78811 946 7
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This book identifies Friederike Welter’s key contribution to entrepreneurship research over recent decades, and shows how her work is contextualised in time and place. The book gives a differentiated understanding of entrepreneurship and contexts, celebrating diversity as well as complexity.

The author discusses temporal and spatial contexts and the role of gender for contextualising entrepreneurship, drawing attention to the interplay between history, place, gender alongside the context of researchers and entrepreneurs. Diversity is also highlighted through this contextual approach. This book offers a valuable collection of articles that provide entrepreneurship scholars with a sound basis for further research on entrepreneurship and context.

Essential for those interested in exploring the foundations of the entrepreneurship and context theme, Friederike Welter’s set of articles highlight the development of this debate. This will be an ideal read for all entrepreneurship scholars and students looking for an accessible review of the topic.
‘Tracking her own learning trajectory, Friederike Welter launches an exciting odyssey through an archipelago of understandings of entrepreneurship in context. The starting point of this highly dramatic voyage is a reformed Eastern Europe, where traditions and institutions were radically challenged. As a consultant and researcher, Friederike Welter’s further field experiences are refined into conceptual contributions ranging across contextual themes widely relevant for entrepreneurship research, such as gender, space and diversity.’
– Bengt Johannisson, Linnaeus University, Sweden

‘Friederike Welter is one of the leading international scholars of entrepreneurship and SMEs. This collection of her work spanning the last twenty years illustrates how far the entrepreneurship research field has evolved and Friederike’s critical role in shifting the field away from homo economicus towards a more inclusive and comprehensive understanding that contextualises entrepreneurial actions and valorises everyday entrepreneurship.’
– Sara Carter OBE, Strathclyde Business School, UK
Contents:

Introduction

1. Smallbone, David and Friederike Welter (2001), 'The distinctiveness of entrepreneurship in transition economies', Small Business Economics, 16 (4), 249-262

2. Smallbone, David and Friederike Welter (2003), 'Entrepreneurship in transition economies: necessity or opportunity driven?', paper presented at the Babson-Kauffman Entrepreneurship Research Conference (BKERC), Babson College

3. Achtenhagen, Leona and Friederike Welter (2006), '(Re-) Constructing The Entrepreneurial Spirit', Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research, 2005, 104-117

4. Welter, Friederike and Frank Lasch (2008), 'Entrepreneurship Research in Europe: Taking Stock and Looking Forward', Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 32 (2), 241-248

5. Schmude, Jürgen, Friederike Welter and Stefan Heumann (2008), 'Entrepreneurship Research in Germany', Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 32 (2), 289-311

6. Welter, Friederike and David Smallbone (2008), 'Women’s Entrepreneurship from an Institutional Perspective: the Case of Uzbekistan', International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal, 4 (4), 505-520

7. Brush, Candida G., Anne de Bruin and Friederike Welter (2009), 'A gender-aware framework for women's entrepreneurship', International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 1 (1), 8-24

8. Ettl, Kerstin and Friederike Welter (2010), 'Gender, context and entrepreneurial learning', International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, 2 (2), 108-129

9. Achtenhagen, Leona and Friederike Welter (2011), '‘Surfing on the ironing board’ – the representation of women's entrepreneurship in German newspapers', Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 23 (9-10), 763-786

10. Trettin, Lutz and Friederike Welter (2011), 'Challenges for spatially oriented entrepreneurship research', Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 23 (7-8), 575-602

11. Welter, Friederike (2011), 'Contextualizing Entrepreneurship - Conceptual Challenges and Ways Forward', Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 35 (1), 165-184

12. Welter, Friederike and David Smallbone (2011), 'Institutional Perspectives on Entrepreneurial Behavior in Challenging Environments', Journal of Small Business Management, 49 (1), 107-125

13. Welter, Friederike (2012), 'All you need is trust? A critical review of the trust and entrepreneurship literature', International Small Business Journal, 30 (3), 193-212

14. Welter, Friederike and Mirela Xheneti (2013), 'Reenacting Contextual Boundaries – Entrepreneurial Resourcefulness in Challenging Environments', in A.C. Corbett and J. Katz (eds), Entrepreneurial Resourcefulness: Competing with Constraints (Vol. 15), Bingley: Emerald, pp. 149-183

15. Welter, Friederike, Candida G. Brush and Anne de Bruin (2014), The gendering of entrepreneurship context, Working Paper 01/14, Bonn: IfM Bonn

16. Welter, Friederike and David Smallbone (2015), Creative Forces for Entrepreneurship: The Role of Institutional Change Agents. Working Paper, 01/15, Bonn: IfM Bonn

17. Welter, Friederike, David Smallbone and Anna Pobol (2015), 'Entrepreneurial activity in the informal economy: a missing piece of the entrepreneurship jigsaw puzzle', Entrepreneurship & Regional Development, 27 (5-6), 292-306

18. Welter, Friederike (2016), 'Wandering between Contexts', in David Audretsch and Erik Lehmann (eds), The Routledge Companion to Makers of Modern Entrepreneurship, London: Routledge, pp. 213-232

19. Baker, Ted and Friederike Welter (2017), 'Come on out of the ghetto, please! – Building the future of entrepreneurship research’, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research, 23 (2), 170-184.

20. Welter, Friederike, Ted Baker, David B. Audretsch and William B. Gartner (2017), 'Everyday Entrepreneurship-A Call for Entrepreneurship Research to Embrace Entrepreneurial Diversity', Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 41 (3), 311-321

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