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The Dynamics between Entrepreneurship, Environment and Education

Edited by Alain Fayolle, Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director, Entrepreneurship Research Centre, EMLYON Business School, Ecully, France and Paula Kyrö, former Professor, School of Business, Aalto University, Finland
This book introduces the expanding European dialogue between entrepreneurship, environment and education. It considers the shape, dimensions and horizon of this multidisciplinary landscape in entrepreneurship research. The striking differences and contradictions in entrepreneurial activities, readiness and innovativeness within European countries and the proactive attitude and activities of European competitors impose a demand for a better understanding of the complex dynamics.
Extent: 328 pp
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Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 978 1 84720 571 1
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  • Entrepreneurship
  • Management and Universities
  • Management Education
  • Economics and Finance
  • Environmental Economics
  • Education
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  • Management Education
  • Environment
  • Environmental Economics
This book introduces the expanding European dialogue between entrepreneurship, environment and education. It considers the shape, dimensions and horizon of this multidisciplinary landscape in entrepreneurship research. The striking differences and contradictions in entrepreneurial activities, readiness and innovativeness within European countries and the proactive attitude and activities of European competitors impose a demand for a better understanding of the complex dynamics.

The Dynamics between Entrepreneurship, Environment and Education reflects how the European landscape of entrepreneurship research is now more complex than ever. It presents an overview of the current state of entrepreneurship research in Europe and also reflects on the future directions of research in this field. The dynamics between entrepreneurship and society are evaluated, and the discussion is then continued from an education perspective. The authors also focus on the ability and capability of different kinds of ventures to compete in different contexts.

This comprehensive overview of the current research in the field will provide academics, researchers and policy-makers with new insights through which to understand the contextual dimensions and the broadening aspects of the current state-of-the-art in European research.
‘The book. . . does exactly what the editors say it does, it delivers a rich variety of European research. . . it comprehensively inspires important and worthwhile dialogue.’
– Anne M.J. Smith, International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Innovation

‘This overview of the current research in the field will provide academics, researchers and policy makers with new insights through which to understand the contextual dimensions and the broadening aspects of the current state-of-the-art in European research.’
– International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education

‘The authors of the chapters offer a broad variety of topics and approaches that significantly contribute to the understanding of changes in society, and the diversity of the contexts in which entrepreneurship occurs. I am convinced that the book will inspire a dialogue, not only among researchers, but also between research and policy-makers in order that the changes and dynamics of society be better understood.’
– From the foreword by Hans Landström, Lund University, Sweden
Contributors: O.J. Borch, F.R. Cáceres Carrasco, J.G. Cuevas, T. Dalhammar, M.B. Diambeidou, A. Fayolle, D. François, B. Gailly, J. Grande, A. Hanzelková, U. Hytti, I. Jakobson, J. Kansikas, R. Krauss J. Krejci, P. Kyrö, F. Liñán, H. Menzel, E. Rasmussen, J. Seikkula-Leino, V. Søgaard, R. Sørheim, P. Tejada, J. Ulijn, U. Venesaar, M. Verleysen, M. Weggeman, V. Wertz
Contents:

Foreword
Hans Landström

Preface
Paula Kyrö and Alain Fayolle

1. Introduction: Broadening the Scope and Dynamics of Entrepreneurship Research in Europe
Paula Kyrö and Alain Fayolle

PART I: THE DYNAMICS BETWEEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND ENVIRONMENT
2. New Elements for the Analysis of Entrepreneurial Structure
Joaquín Guzmán Cuevas and Felipe Rafael Cáceres Carrasco

3. Micro–macro Paradoxes of Entrepreneurship
Villy Søgaard

4. New Initiatives to Revitalise Society: Public Entrepreneurship in the South of Sweden
Tobias Dalhammar

5. Developing Characteristics of an Intrapreneurship-supportive Culture
Hanns Menzel, Robert Krauss, Jan Ulijn and Mathieu Weggeman

PART II: THE DYNAMICS BETWEEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND EDUCATION
6. University Entrepreneurship and Government Support Schemes
Einar Rasmussen, Odd Jarl Borch and Roger Sørheim

7. Enterprise Education in Different Cultural Settings and at Different School Levels
Ulla Hytti

8. Assessment and Promotion of Entrepreneurial Initiative and Attitudes towards Entrepreneurship: The Case of Estonia
Urve Venesaar and Indrek Jakobson

9. Advancing Entrepreneurship Education in Finnish Basic Education: The Prospect for Developing Local Curricula
Jaana Seikkula-Leino

PART III: THE DYNAMICS BETWEEN ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESSES
10. An Empirical Taxonomy of Start-up Firms’ Growth Trajectories
Mahamadou Biga Diambeidou, Damien François, Benoît Gailly, Michel Verleysen and Vincent Wertz

11. Linking Entrepreneurial Orientation and Dynamic Capabilities: Research Issues and Alternative Models
Jorunn Grande

12. The Impact of Global Value Chains on Andalusian Tourism SMEs
Pilar Tejada and Francisco Liñán

13. Family Business Responsible Ownership: Challenging the Next Generation’s Abilities
Juha Kansikas, Jan Krejci and Alena Hanzelková

14. Conclusion: Towards New Challenges and More Powerful Dynamics
Alain Fayolle and Paula Kyrö

Index