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Handbook of Research on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Edited by Elizabeth Chell, Professor of Entrepreneurial Behaviour, Small Business Research Centre, Kingston Business School, Kingston University, UK; Research Consultant and Mine Karataş-Özkan, Professor in Strategy and Entrepreneurship, University of Southampton, UK
This insightful Handbook focuses on behaviour, performance and relationships in small and entrepreneurial firms. It introduces a variety of contemporary topics, research methods and theoretical frameworks that will provide cutting edge analysis, stimulate thought, raise further questions and demonstrate the complexity of the rapidly-advancing field of entrepreneurship.
Extent: 448 pp
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Publication Date: 2014
ISBN: 978 1 84980 923 8
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Publication Date: 2015
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This insightful Handbook focuses on behaviour, performance and relationships in small and entrepreneurial firms. It introduces a variety of contemporary topics, research methods and theoretical frameworks that will provide cutting edge analysis, stimulate thought, raise further questions and demonstrate the complexity of the rapidly-advancing field of entrepreneurship.

With an extensive introduction, logical sequencing and a collection of interesting and original contributions from across the globe, the Handbook commences with two thought-provoking chapters, which raise issues of theoretical framing and highlight the importance of paradigm choice, methodology and method.

After considering different disciplinary approaches to entrepreneurship and small business, various issues are raised about entrepreneurship education and learning and the application of entrepreneurship to various sectors and sectional interests. For example, what conceptual framework is available for entrepreneurs and small businesses? How does innovation relate to entrepreneurship and small business behaviour? And what evidence is there of the links between better performing firms and effective learning? These issues are debated before the authors consider the future application of entrepreneurship research to different sectors.

Both scholars new to the area, as well as established academics looking to extend their research scope to encompass the field of entrepreneurship and small business will find this work to be an invaluable and timely resource.
Contributors: A. Anderson, R. Barrett, B. Bird, J. Broad, J. Byrne, M. Casson, D. Chalmers, E. Chell, A. de Bruin, M. Della Guista, A. Discua Cruz, A. Fayolle, C. Forson, E. Garnsey, W.B. Gartner, S. Gherardi, X. Gu, R. Hanke, R. Holt, J. Howells, C. Howorth, S. Jack, J. Jackson, O. Jones, M. Karataş-Özkan, M. Kerrin, M. Lévesque, S. Lubik, A. Macpherson, S. Mayson, E. McKeever, M. Minniti, M. Özbilgin, M. Ozturk, F. Patterson, M. Perrotta, L. Pittaway, A. Rauch, L. Schjoedt, E. Shaw, L. Spence, A. Tatli, O. Toutain, C. Yavuz
Contents:

1. Introduction
Elizabeth Chell and Mine Karataş-Özkan

PART I: THEORETICAL FRAMING
2. Notes Towards a Theory of Entrepreneurial Possibility
William B. Gartner

3. Buzz Words in Business and Management Studies
Mark Casson and Marina Della Giusta

4. Multi-level Approaches to Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research ― Transcending Dichotomies with Bourdieu
Cynthia Forson, Mustafa Özbilgin, Mustafa Ozturk, and Ahu Tatli

5. Theorising Entrepreneurship ― An Institutional Theory Perspective
Mine Karatas-Özkan, Cagla Yavuz and Jeremy Howells

PART II: METHODOLOGIES, PARADIGMS AND METHODS
6. Synthesising Knowledge in Entrepreneurship Research ― The Role of Systematic Literature Reviews
Luke Pittaway, Robin Holt and Jean Broad

7. The Critical Incident Technique: Philosophical Underpinnings, Method and Application to a Case of a Small Business Failure
Elizabeth Chell

8. Gender, Ethnicity and Social Entrepreneurship: Qualitative Approaches to the Study of Entrepreneuring
Sylvia Gherardi and Manuela Perrotta

9. Mathematics and Entrepreneurship Research
Maria Minniti and Moren Lévesque

10. Predictions of Entrepreneurial Behaviour: A Personality Approach
Andreas Rauch

PART III: DISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP
11. Characteristics and Behaviours Associated with Innovative People in small- and medium sized enterprises
Fiona Patterson and Máire Kerrin

12. Behaviour of Entrepreneurs ― Existing Research and Future Directions
Barbara Bird, Leon Schjoedt and Ralph Hanke

13. Social Embeddedness in Entrepreneurship Research: The Importance of Context and Community
Edward McKeever, Alastair Anderson and Sarah Jack

14. Human Resource Management and Entrepreneurship: Building Theory at the Intersection
Susan Mayson and Rowena Barrett

PART IV: ENTREPRENEURSHIP, EDUCATION AND LEARNING
15. Entrepreneurship Education: What We Know and What We Need to Know
Janice Byrne, Alain Fayolle and Olivier Toutain

16. Research Perspectives on Learning in Small Firms
Oswald Jones and Allan Macpherson

PART V: APPLICATIONS OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP RESEARCH
17. Entrepreneurial Innovation in Science-based Firms: The Need for an Ecosystem Perspective
Sarah Lubik and Elizabeth Garnsey

18. Entrepreneurship in Family Businesses
Carole Howarth, Jacqueline Jackson and Allan Discua Cruz

19. Developing Entreprenuer Networks in the Creative Industries- A Case Study of Independent Designer Fashion in Manchester
Xin Gu

20. Business Ethics and Social Responsibility in Small Firms
Laura J. Spence

21. Social Entrepreneurship: Looking Back, Moving Ahead
Anne de Bruin, Eleanor Shaw and Dominic Chalmers

Index