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Entrepreneurship and the Creation of Small Firms

Empirical Studies of New Ventures Edited by Carin Holmquist, Professor and holder of Family Stefan Persson Chair in Entrepreneurship, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden and Johan Wiklund, The Al Berg Chair and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, US
This timely study focuses on the important issue of new venture creation. Using a variety of data sources, methods and theories, the authors demonstrate the factors that aid or hinder new venture creation in a number of settings. The empirical context for this research is Sweden – a small open economy with a renowned quality of data that allows important research questions to be addressed in unique ways. This book presents extensive and high quality work, and considers issues that are of great importance to scholars and policy makers alike.
Extent: 224 pp
Hardback Price: £85.00 Web: £76.50
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 978 1 84844 041 8
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Entrepreneurship research often presupposes similarities between national contexts despite evidence of extensive differences. This timely study focuses on the important issue of new venture creation using a variety of data sources, methods and theories.

The authors demonstrate the factors that aid or hinder new venture creation in a number of settings. The empirical context underpinning this research is Sweden – a small open economy with a renowned quality of data that allows important research questions to be uniquely addressed with great concern for relevance and policy implications.

The expert contributors present engaging and significant work, and consider issues of great importance to scholars and policymakers alike.
Contributors: S. Andersson, C. Czernich, F. Delmar, K. Hellerstedt, C. Holmquist, A. Landberg, S. Roininen, R. Svensson, K. Wennberg, J. Wiklund, H. Ylinenpää, I. Zander
Contents:

Preface

1. Introduction
Carin Holmquist and Johan Wiklund

2. New Start-Up Firms Among Swedish Patent Holders
Roger Svensson

3. Entrepreneurial Human Capital: A Real Options Perspective
Karl Wennberg

4. New Ventures’ Entry Strategies: A Comparison of Academic and Non-Academic Business Startups
Sari Roininen and Håkan Ylinenpää

5. How Human Capital Affects Self-Employment Among the Science and Technology Labor Force
Johan Wiklund and Frédéric Delmar and Karin Hellerstedt

6. The Framing of New Business Concepts in Established Corporations: An Explanatory Investigation
Christian Czernich and Ivo Zander

7. Refueling or Running Dry: Entrepreneurs’ Energetic Resources and the Start-Up Process
Anders Landberg

8. International Entrepreneurship and the Theory of Effectuation
Svante Andersson

9. Learning from Swedish Entrepreneurship Research
Carin Holmquist and Johan Wiklund

Index