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Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

A Contextualized Approach Edited by Paresha Sinha, Senior Lecturer in International Management, Jenny Gibb, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management, Waikato Management School, University of Waikato, Michèle Akoorie, Research Professor, ICL Graduate Business School, Auckland, New Zealand and Jonathan M. Scott, Associate Professor, Newcastle Business School and Faculty Postgraduate Research (PGR) Director, Faculty of Business and Law, Northumbria University, UK
This Research Handbook offers contextualized perspectives on entrepreneurship in emerging economies. Emphasizing how national context profoundly shapes incentives for entrepreneurial efforts, chapters dissect the opportunities emerging from various institutions and social practices from the Middle East, North and Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America. This Handbook is an ideal guide for researchers working on emerging economies, particularly those with an interest in global entrepreneurship.
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Publication Date: February 2020
ISBN: 978 1 78897 370 0
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This Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies provides a range of contextualized perspectives on entrepreneurship in emerging economies. Featuring contributions from leading experts, it explores the various social and institutional contexts that produce and affect entrepreneurship.

This Research Handbook portrays the theories, processes and practices of entrepreneurship in emerging economies as being markedly different from those in developed, post-industrial economies, emphasizing how national context shapes incentives for entrepreneurial efforts. Exploring multiple theories of entrepreneurship, chapters dissect the opportunities – and barriers – emerging from various institutions and social practices from the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Comprehensive and incisive, this Research Handbook is an ideal guide for researchers and both undergraduate and postgraduate students working on emerging economies, particularly those with an interest in global entrepreneurship. It will also benefit policy-makers seeking to develop entrepreneurial activity in developing economies.

‘Contextualizing entrepreneurship is about acknowledging variety in forms, outcomes and entrepreneurial actions. This Research Handbook illustrates the heterogeneity of entrepreneurship in emerging countries around the world, including a number of countries we know little about. The contributors present fascinating insights about entrepreneurship from a broad variety of geographical contexts. I recommend this book to anyone interested in entrepreneurial diversity in emerging countries.’
– Friederike Welter, Institut für Mittelstandsforschung Bonn and University of Siegen, Germany
Contributors include: M. Akoorie, A. Al Mulla, G. Anggadwita, N. Birdthistle, L.-P. Dana, B. Dye, K. Dye, A. Egbetokun, E. Elkaroui, B. Fang, H. Febriansyah, A. Flynn, A. Forouharfar, L. Galloway, J. Gibb, A. Gkikas, J.G. Hussain, P.A. Igwe, A. Icha-Ituma, O. Kolade, K.T.Z. Lwin, A. Mohsen, H. Mustafa, H. Nyugen, R. Palalić, S. Pattinson, I. Peiris, T.S.H. Pham, D. Rae, V. Ramadani, L. Sarfaraz, J.M. Scott, M. Sherif, P. Sinha, M.N. Tunio, R. Wanjiru, C.W. Watson, H. Zarrouk


1. Introduction to the Research Handbook on Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies
Jonathan M. Scott, Paresha Sinha, Jenny Gibb and Michèle Akoorie

2. Green entrepreneurship prospects and challenges: the context of Afghanistan
Ahsanullah Mohsen, Veland Ramadani and Léo-Paul Dana

3. A contextualized study of entrepreneurship in the Arab states prior to the Arab Spring: Reviewing the impact of entrepreneurship on political stability
Amir Forouharfar

4. Entrepreneurial orientation in small firms: A qualitative exploration in the context of an emerging economy
Hajer Zarrouk, Laura Galloway, Mohamed Sherif, Elarbi Elkaroui and Anas Al Mulla

5. A new perspective on categorizing the level of economic development with respect to entrepreneurship
Leyla Sarfaraz

6. Entrepreneurial opportunities and the role of contextual embeddedness
Indu Peiris, Michèle Akoorie and Paresha Sinha

7. Academic entrepreneurship in developing countries: Contextualizing recent debate
Muhammad Nawaz Tunio

8. Bolivia: land of the Aymarás and Quechuas
Léo-Paul Dana

9. entrepreneurial role of Indonesian universities in the economic development of rural communities: In search of empowerment
Aineias Gkikas, Bill Watson and Hary Febriansyah

10. Entrepreneurship in Indonesia: Some contextual aspects
Grisna Anggadwita and Ramo Palalić

11. Entrepreneurs in the Philippines: Creative deviance as a response to institutional anomie
Bruce Dye and Kelly Dye

12. Entrepreneurial intentions of immigrant Chinese students in Ireland
Naomi Birdthistle, Antoinette Flynn and Boyu Fang

13. Using trust-based social capital in coping with institutional constraints: The case of entrepreneurs in Myanmar
Khine Tin Zar Lwin, Paresha Sinha and Jenny Gibb

14. An exploration of Vietnamese entrepreneurs
Hang Nyugen and Hanh Thanh

15. Bazaar entrepreneurship as social and institutional practice: The case of Malaysian accounting research
Hasri Mustafa

16. Supporting sustainable, equitable growth in Sub-Saharan Africa: a conceptual model for enabling social enterprise governance
Steven Pattinson and Roseline Wanjiru

17. A review of ten years of African entrepreneurship research
Paul Igwe and Afam Icha-Ituma

18. Entrepreneurial resilience in turbulent environments: the role of spiritual capital
Oluwaseun Kolade, Abiodun Egbetokun, David Rae and Javed Hussain