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The Entrepreneurial Society

How to Fill the Gap Between Knowledge and Innovation Edited by Jean Bonnet, University of Caen Normandy, France, Domingo García-Pérez-de-Lema, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain and Howard Van Auken, University Professor, College of Business, Iowa State University, US
This timely book analyzes the emergence of new firms in a broad context where economics, management and sociological approaches are joined. The market benefits of an entrepreneurial economy are evident in the new technology that has been made available to consumers over the past ten to twenty years. Entrepreneurial firms provide the market with innovations that create new products and, in turn, generate new employment and tax revenue, thus playing a critical role in surviving the economic crisis. The book explores diverse conditions that explain, permit and support entrepreneurship, allowing thinking outside the box and enhancing breakthrough innovations. At a time when new challenges are appearing regarding the ecological footprint, this is crucial.
Extent: 272 pp
Hardback Price: $136.00 Web: $122.40
Publication Date: 2010
ISBN: 978 1 84844 891 9
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  • Business and Management
  • Entrepreneurship
This timely book analyses the emergence of new firms in a broad context where economics, management and sociological approaches may be joined for a new perspective.

The Entrepreneurial Society reveals that the market benefits of an entrepreneurial economy are evident in the new technology that has been made available to consumers over the past ten to 20 years. It illustrates that entrepreneurial firms provide the market with innovations that create new products and, in turn, generate new employment and tax revenue, thus playing a critical role in surviving the economic crisis. The expert contributors explore the diverse conditions that explain, permit and support entrepreneurship, allowing thinking ‘outside the box’ and enhancing breakthrough innovations. At a time when new challenges relating to the ecological footprint are appearing, this work will prove crucial.

The eclectic approaches to entrepreneurship within this book, gathered from different countries and fields of research, will prove to be hotly sought after by researchers and postgraduate students of entrepreneurship and social policy.
Contributors: R. Abdesselam, A. Aragón Sánchez, F. Bailly, D. Bögenhold, J. Bonnet, K. Chapelle, S. Cieply, P. Cussy, C. Deák, M. Dejardin, A. Duréndez, U. Fachinger, D. García Pérez De Lema, G. Hernández-Cánovas, A.-L. Le Nadant, N. Le Pape, A. Madrid-Guijarro, A. Rubio Bañón, P. Sastre Vivaracho, S. Testa, H. Van Auken, A. van Stel, I. Verheul
Contents:

Introduction
Jean Bonnet, Domingo García Pérez De Lema and Howard Van Auken

PART I: CONTEXTUALIZING THE LINK BETWEEN FACTORS AND EFFECTS OF NEW FIRMS’ FORMATION
1. Entrepreneurial Diversity and Economic Growth
Ingrid Verheul and André van Stel

2. High Education, Sunk Costs and Entrepreneurship
Jean Bonnet and Pascal Cussy

3. Entrepreneurship and its Regional Development: Do Self-employment Ratios Converge and Does Gender Matter?
Dieter Bögenhold and Uwe Fachinger

PART II: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF ACCESS TO FINANCE AND TO AVAILABLE SUPPORT SYSTEMS
4. Role of Information in the Debt Financing of Technology-based Firms in Spain
Ginés Hernández-Cánovas, Antonia Madrid-Guijarro and Howard Van Auken

5. Entrepreneurial Finance in France: The Persistent Role of Banks
Sylvie Cieply and Marcus Dejardin

6. Contextual Factors Favouring Entrepreneurship Initiative in Spain
Antonio Aragón Sánchez, Alicia Rubio Bañón and Paula Sastre Vivaracho

7. Differences in Financial and Legal Systems and Contribution of Private Equity Funds to Transfers of Shares in Europe
Rafik Abdesselam, Sylvie Cieply and Anne-Laure Le Nadant

PART III: ACCOUNTING FOR THE INTERPLAY BETWEEN THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE ORGANIZATIONAL LEVELS AND THE FIRM’S BEHAVIOUR AND PERFORMANCE
8. Innovative Culture, Management Control Systems and Performance in Young SMEs
Domingo García Pérez De Lema and Antonio Duréndez

9. Successful Post-entry Strategies of New Entrepreneurs
Jean Bonnet and Nicolas Le Pape

10. Interaction between Regional Intellectual Capital and Organizational Intellectual Capital: The Mediating Roles of Entrepreneurial Characteristics
Csaba Deák and Stefania Testa

11. Is Non-profit Entrepreneurship Different from Other Forms? A Survey Data Analysis of Motivations and Access to Funds
Franck Bailly and Karine Chapelle

Conclusion
Jean Bonnet, Domingo García Pérez De Lema and Howard Van Auken

Index