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Entrepreneurship and Growth in Local, Regional and National Economies
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Entrepreneurship and Growth in Local, Regional and National Economies

Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research

9781848445925 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by the late David Smallbone, formerly Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University, UK, Hans Landström, Professor, Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lund University, Sweden and Dylan Jones-Evans OBE, University of South Wales/Prifysgol De Cymru, UK
Publication Date: 2009 ISBN: 978 1 84844 592 5 Extent: 384 pp
This state-of-the-art book provides a window on contemporary European entrepreneurship and small business research. The papers selected demonstrate the applied nature of entrepreneurship research as well as the various contributions that entrepreneurship can make to local, regional and national development.

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This state-of-the-art book provides a window on contemporary European entrepreneurship and small business research. The papers selected demonstrate the applied nature of entrepreneurship research as well as the various contributions that entrepreneurship can make to local, regional and national development.

Written by international experts, the book reveals the heterogeneity of entrepreneurship in terms of substantive content and the methodologies employed. With both quantitative and qualitative approaches well represented, Entrepreneurship and Growth in Local, Regional and National Economies covers topics such as regional perspectives on entrepreneurship, new venture creation and growth, business exits, knowledge-based entrepreneurship and social inclusion.

Furnishing the reader with rich and leading entrepreneurship research, this book will be invaluable for entrepreneurship and small business researchers as well as postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students of entrepreneurship. Policy makers will also find much of great interest to them.
Critical Acclaim
‘The volume provides rich accounts on the enforcement of core issues but also on theoretical and methodological advances of the frontier of the research field. Areas of study that are meritoriously included are business closure and characteristics of the present knowledge economy. New sectors of the research frontier include societal entrepreneurship and the diversity of entrepreneurship in emergent market economies as well as methodologies such as discourse analysis and narrative approaches. This anthology certainly contributes to the crafting of a European identity in the field of entrepreneurship research.’
– Bengt Johannisson, Växjö University and Jönköping University, Sweden

‘Many of the world’s leading experts on entrepreneurship and economic growth explore important issues that impact new venture creation; the influences of the knowledge-based economy on economic development; factors that govern “exit” from entrepreneurship, and a variety of critical social influences on entrepreneurship and economic development. Like the previous three volumes in this series from the European Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, this is a significant contribution to entrepreneurship scholarship that has important insights for scholars and public policy-makers.’
– William B. Gartner, Clemson University, US
Contributors
Contributors: A.M. Amaral, R. Baptista, N. Bosma, S. Carter, P. Cooke, P.M. García-Villaverde, Á. González-Moreno, C. Howorth, A. Isaksson, T. Jones, D. Jones-Evans, H. Landström, F. Lima, C. Mason, J. Mendonça, C. O’Gorman, V. Parida, C. Parkinson, M. Ram, M.J. Ruiz-Ortega, F.J. Sáez-Martínez, V. Schutjens,
D. Smallbone, A. Southern, D. Smallbone, S. Tagg, N. Theodorakopoulos, M. Torres Preto, V. Vanyushyn, F. Welter, M. Westerberg
Contents
Contents:

Foreword
Friederike Welter

PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. Introduction
David Smallbone, Hans Landström and Dylan Jones-Evans

PART II: REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON ENTREPRENEURSHIP
2. Regional Innovation, Collective Entrepreneurship and Green Clusters
Philip Cooke

3. Determinants of Early-Stage Entrepreneurial Activity in European Regions: Distinguishing Low and High Ambition Entrepreneurship
Niels Bosma and Veronique Schutjens

PART III: NEW VENTURE CREATION AND GROWTH
4. Can New Ventures Develop Pioneer Behaviour in Industries with Unfavourable Conditions? The Role of Capabilities
Pedro M. García-Villaverde and María J. Ruiz-Ortega

5. Switching from Paid Employment to Entrepreneurship: The Effect on Individuals’ Earnings
Miguel Torres Preto, Rui Baptista and Francisco Lima

6. The Financial Requirements of Early-Stage Entrepreneurs
Colm O’Gorman

7. An Examination of the Link between Growth Attitudes and Realized Growth
Anders Isaksson and Vladimir Vanyushyn

PART IV: BUSINESS EXITS
8. Becoming an Ex-entrepreneur: Firm Performance and the Sell-out or Dissolution Decision
A. Miguel Amaral, Rui Baptista and Francisco Lima

9. The Entrepreneur in ‘Risk Society’: The Personal Consequences of Business Failure
Colin Mason, Sara Carter and Stephen Tagg

PART V: KNOWLEDGE-BASED ENTREPRENEURSHIP
10. The Creation of Higher Education Institutions and Firm Entry: A Policy Evaluation
Joana Mendonça, Rui Baptista and Francisco Lima

11. Cooperation with Universities and Research Institutions for Corporate Entrepreneurship Activities: The Influence of the Technology Intensity of the Environment
Ángela González-Moreno and Francisco J. Sáez-Martínez

12. ICT-Related Small Firms with Different Collaborative Network Structures: Different Species or Variations on a Theme?
Vinit Parida and Mats Westerberg

PART VI: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SOCIAL INCLUSION
13. Does Enterprise Discourse Have the Power to Enable or Disable Deprived Communities?
Carole Howorth, Caroline Parkinson and Alan Southern

14. Transnationalism, Mixed Embeddedness and Somali Entrepreneurs in Leicester
Trevor Jones, Monder Ram and Nicholas Theodorakopoulos

15. The Emergence of Entrepreneurial Potential in Transition Environments: A Challenge for Entrepreneurship Theory or a Developmental Perspective?
Friederike Welter and David Smallbone

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