Research Handbook of Entrepreneurial Exit


Research Handbook of Entrepreneurial Exit

9781782546962 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Dawn R. DeTienne, Colorado State University, US and Karl Wennberg, Stockholm School of Economics and Institute of Analytical Sociology, Linköping University, Sweden
Publication Date: 2015 ISBN: 978 1 78254 696 2 Extent: 288 pp
With contributions from authors around the globe, Research Handbook of Entrepreneurial Exit explores this most important phenomenon in the entrepreneurial journey. This book presents a comprehensive review of the current issues in entrepreneurial exits, and provides theoretical and methodological insights for future research. It explores the historical perspective and discusses topics such as gender and exit, retirement, psychological barriers, emotional aspects, venture capital funding firm relocation and exit from social ventures.

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With contributions from authors around the globe, Research Handbook of Entrepreneurial Exit explores this most important phenomenon in the entrepreneurial journey. The authors present a comprehensive review of the current issues in entrepreneurial exits, and provide theoretical and methodological insights for future research.

Combining historical perspectives with contemporary thinking, this Handbook examines the following topics:

- Gender and Exit
- Retirement
- Psychological Barriers
- Emotional Aspects
- Venture Capital Funding
- Firm Relocation
- Exit from Social Ventures

Researchers and habitual entrepreneurs will find the data and case studies included useful, whilst educators can find the answers to ‘why’ and ‘how’ entrepreneurs exit their venture.
Critical Acclaim
‘In this Handbook, two of the leading researchers in the field of entrepreneurial exit bring together a group of scholars who address the topic from a wide variety of vantage points. Taken together, this volume provides for a rich, multifaceted and comprehensive understanding of this important and hitherto understudied aspect of the entrepreneurial journey. It left me energized, inspired and full of ideas for researching the topic!’
– Johan Wiklund, Syracuse University, US and Erling Persson Chair in Entrepreneurship, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden

‘Some of the best and brightest minds from around the globe bring their newest thoughts and research evidence on the topic of entrepreneurial exit together in this Handbook. This is a critical read for scholars new to the research area, or those who want to know where the field might be headed in the future. The Handbook offers a great variety of topics, levels of analysis and perspectives in the area of entrepreneurial exit!’
– Melissa S. Cardon, Lubin School of Business, Pace University, US

‘As a counterweight to the voluminous research on entry and growth, this book on entrepreneurial exit is both timely and valuable. Can we really gain a deep understanding of entrepreneurship without also considering exit? I could not think of two better people to create this book – Professors DeTienne and Wennberg have been instrumental in developing our collective knowledge on entrepreneurial exit and in this book, they have brought together a collection of chapters that offer many new and wonderful insights into entrepreneurial exit.’
– Dean A. Shepherd, David H. Jacobs Chair in Strategic Entrepreneurship, Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, Bloomington, and Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Business Venturing
Contributors: H.E. Aldrich, P. Davidsson, D.R. DeTienne, S. el Bouzaidi, J. Farhat, G. Hanley, A. Jenkins, J. Lortie, S. Marlow, M.H. Morris, K.A. Packalen, A.M. Robb, G. Salomon, Y. Sarason, S. Soleimanof, J. Steen, J. Swail, I. Syed, L. van Teeffelen, M.-L. Verreynne, E. Weesie, K. Wennberg, C. Wicker


Dawn R. DeTienne and Karl Wennberg

1. Perpetually on the Eve of Destruction? Understanding Exits in Capitalist Societies at Multiple Levels of Analysis
Howard E. Aldrich

2. Re-evaluating Business Exit from a Gendered Perspective
Susan Marlow and Janine Swail

3. When Silos Collapse, what Happens to the Seeds?: A Case Study of the Diffusion of People and Ideas when a Firm''s Research Programs are Cancelled
Kelley A. Packalen

4. Survey on Venture Capital Financing Exit Stage
Saloua el Bouzaidi

5. Event History Analysis using the Kauffman Firm Survey
Joseph Farhat and Alicia M. Robb

6. An Entrepreneur''s Perspective – Beginning and Exit
Gary Salomon

7. The Role of Retirement Intention in Entrepreneurial Firm Exit
Sohrab Soleimanof, Michael H. Morris and Imran Syed

8. Psychological Barriers and Coping Strategies in Business Transfers Explored: Towards a Conceptual Model
Edwin Weesie and Lex van Teeffelen

9. The Entrepreneurial Break-up: Disengaging from the Start-up Phase
Christina Wicker and Per Davidsson

10. Social Ventures: Exploring Entrepreneurial Exit Strategies with a Structuation Lens
Yolanda Sarason and Grace Hanley

11. For the Greater Good: Why and how Social Entrepreneurs Exit Social Ventures
Jason Lortie

12. Entrepreneurial Exit: Who, What or to Where? Regional Relocation as a Form of Exit
Anna Jenkins, John Steen and Martie-Louise Verreynne


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