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Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Education

Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research Edited by Ulla Hytti, Research Director, University of Turku, Finland, Robert Blackburn, Professor, Kingston University, UK and Eddy Laveren, Professor, University of Antwerp and Antwerp Management School, Belgium
Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Education explores the need for researching innovation and learning in family firms, micro firms, SMEs and in rural and network contexts. The chapters offer new insights into the antecedents of business performance in SMEs by investigating social capital and marketing capabilities. This book critically discusses innovation and entrepreneurship matters in new and varied contexts in Europe.
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Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 978 1 78897 229 1
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Family Business
  • Management Education
  • Organisational Innovation
  • Education
  • Management Education
  • Innovation and Technology
  • Organisational Innovation
Entrepreneurship education is an area of growing importance within entrepreneurship research. This book critically discusses innovation and entrepreneurship in new and varied contexts in Europe.

Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Education explores the need for researching innovation and learning in family firms, micro firms, SMEs and in rural and network contexts. The chapters offer new insights into the antecedents of business performance in SMEs by investigating social capital and marketing capabilities. The book includes a new typology for analysing entrepreneurship education programmes, discusses opportunities for embedding entrepreneurship in teacher education and explores entrepreneurship in the informal learning arenas in universities.

This book includes a wide range of studies from different analytical and methodological perspectives and from various regional and industrial contexts. As such, it is a valuable tool for advanced students of European entrepreneurship. Researchers in entrepreneurship will also benefit from the up-to-date research analysis in this book.
Contributors: L. Aaboen, T. Aadland, K. Axelsson, D. Aylward, M. Belarouci, R. Blackburn, A. De Massis, V. François, U. Hytti, S. Joensuu-Salo, E.J.B. Jørgensen, F. Kelliher, S. Kettunen, K. Kohtakangas, C. Lafaye, E. Laveren, M. Markowska, L. Mathisen, P. Parkkari, L. Reinl, P. Rovelli, K. Sorama, F. Welter, M. Westerberg
Contents:

Foreword by Silke Tegtmeier

1. Introduction: Innovation and education matters in European entrepreneurship research
Ulla Hytti, Robert Blackburn and Eddy Laveren

2. Innovation in family firms and SMEs: Distinctive features and research challenges
Alfredo De Massis and Paola Rovelli

3. Speed of innovation and proximity in a rural context: The case of a manufacturing SME
Eva J.B. Jørgensen and Line Mathisen

4. Micro firm learning communities in rural tourism: a multi-case study
David Aylward, Leana Reinl and Felicity Kelliher

5. The relations between social capital and growth of innovative early stage firms: a contextual approach
Valérie François, Christophe Lafaye and Matthieu Belarouci

6. Internationalized SMEs: The impact of market orientation and marketing capability on business performance
Sanna Joensuu-Salo, Kirsti Sorama and Salla Kettunen

7. Systematising higher education: a typology of entrepreneurship education
Torgeir Aadland and Lise Aaboen

8. Entrepreneurship in teacher education: conceptualisation and tensions
Karin Axelsson and Mats Westerberg

9. ‘We’re the biggest student movement in Finland since the 1970s!’ A practice-based study of student entrepreneurship societies
Piritta Parkkari and Krista Kohtakangas

10. Narrating entrepreneurial identities: How achievement motivation influences restaurateurs’ identity construction
Magdalena Markowska and Friederike Welter

Index