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Entrepreneurship, Growth and Economic Development

Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research Edited by Mário Raposo, Full Professor of Marketing and Strategy, University of Beira Interior and NECE – Research Unit, Portugal, David Smallbone, Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University, UK, Károly Balaton, Full Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary and Lilla Hortoványi, Assistant Professor of Management, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary
This timely book presents contemporary research on the key role of entrepreneurship in firm growth and development strategies. The contributors reveal that a high level of entrepreneurial activity contributes to economic growth, innovative activities, competition, job creation and local development.
Extent: 320 pp
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Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 978 0 85793 467 3
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Economics and Finance
  • Regional Economics
  • Urban and Regional Studies
  • Regional Economics
This timely book presents contemporary research on the key role of entrepreneurship in firm growth and development strategies. The contributors reveal that a high level of entrepreneurial activity contributes to economic growth, innovative activities, competition, job creation and local development.

The contents of the book, although varied in terms of the topics covered and research methods used, demonstrate the role of entrepreneurship in relation to growth and economic development in a variety of different contexts. Drawing together leading-edge European research, the expert contributors analyse a number of different issues, such as whether firm growth and performance are different concepts in entrepreneurship studies, growth strategies of IT firms, the start-up funding process, cross-border co-operation between enterprises and SME competitiveness.

Entrepreneurship, Growth and Economic Development will appeal to researchers and students of entrepreneurship and small business. Policy-makers will also find this book a source of inspiration.
Contributors: K. Balaton, K. Becker, M. Brännback, A. Carsrud, T.M. Cooney, H. Crijns, A. Fayolle, D. Finn, V. Gupta, T. Hogan, L. Hortoványi, E. Hutson, K. Ikeuchi, N. Kiviluoto, F. Kronthaler, J. Lepoutre, C. O’Gorman, H. Okamuro, M. Raposo, D. Smallbone, C. Streb, L. Szerb, O. Tilleuil, J. Ulbert, W. Van den Berghe, K. Wagner, F. Welter, O. Witmeur, M. Xheneti
Contents:

Foreword
Thomas M. Cooney

1. Introduction: Entrepreneurship, Growth and Economic Development
Mário Raposo, David Smallbone, Károly Balaton and Lilla Hortoványi

2. Are Firm Growth and Performance the Same or Different Concepts in Empirical Entrepreneurship Studies? An Analysis of the Dependent and Independent Variables
Niklas Kiviluoto, Malin Brännback and Alan Carsrud

3. Developing and Testing a Typology of Growth Strategies of Entrepreneurial IT Service Firms
Olivier Witmeur and Alain Fayolle

4. Understanding the Start-up Funding Process in Venture Capital-backed and Non-venture Capital-backed Firms
Teresa Hogan and Elaine Hutson

5. A New Approach to Testing the Effects of Entrepreneurship Education Among Secondary School Pupils
Jan Lepoutre, Wouter Van den Berghe, Olivier Tilleuil and Hans Crijns

6. Effects of Regional Human Capital Structure on Business Entry: A Comparison of Independent Start-ups and New Subsidiaries in Different Industries
Kenta Ikeuchi and Hiroyuki Okamuro

7. Cross-border Cooperation between Enterprises as a Form of International Entrepreneurship
David Smallbone, Mirela Xheneti and Friederike Welter

8. The Entrepreneurship Potential within Swiss Regions: A Comparison Based on Cluster Analysis
Katharina Becker, Franz Kronthaler and Kerstin Wagner

9. A Theoretical Model of Competitiveness and its Application in the Hungarian SME Sector
László Szerb and József Ulbert

10. The Emergence of a Knowledge-intensive Industry: A Study of the RFID Industry
David Finn and Colm O’Gorman

11. Toward a Hermeneutical Methodology for Entrepreneurship Research in a Radical Subjectivist Paradigm
Christoph Streb and Vishal Gupta

Index