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The Shift to the Entrepreneurial Society

A Built Economy in Education, Sustainability and Regulation Edited by Jean Bonnet, University of Caen Normandy, France, Marcus Dejardin, University of Namur and Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium and Antonia Madrid-Guijarro, Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, Spain
In the constant challenge economies face to grow and adapt, entrepreneurship and innovation are considered key factors. This impressive book shows the complementary and decisive role that education, access to an efficient financial system, and regulation may have in creating an entrepreneurial society.
Extent: 296 pp
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Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978 0 85793 893 0
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In the constant challenge economies face to grow and adapt, entrepreneurship and innovation are considered key factors. This impressive book shows the complementary and decisive role that education, access to an efficient financial system, and regulation may have in creating an entrepreneurial society.

Not only growth, but also better growth is required to address the tremendous challenges that European economies are facing. The contributors illustrate how more entrepreneurs and more new innovative entrepreneurial firms can contribute. They highlight a variety of factors that may be considered to promote entrepreneurship among young people, and innovative activities among firms. These include education and seeking the most favourable context for the creation and development of sustainable, innovative companies, especially during economic crises. This timely book analyses the built economy in education, sustainability and regulation to favour the emergence of new, entrepreneurial firms.

With an international focus, the book provides the results of numerous research projects around entrepreneurship. Based on solid quantitative analysis, it will prove essential for students and researchers who are building quantitative models to study different aspects of the entrepreneurial society.
‘The concept of the “entrepreneurial economy” stems from the widespread belief that entrepreneurship is perhaps the most important and scarcest input factor of modern highly developed economies. This has resulted in a multitude of studies on the drivers and consequences of entrepreneurship in its many manifestations. Less is known about how entrepreneurship interlinks with modern institutions and policy aims such as education, finance, regulation, and the struggle with crises. The present volume fills this gap in our understanding of the “entrepreneurial economy”. It shows that the concept of the “entrepreneurial economy” is so broad that “entrepreneurial society” is the better term.’
– Roy Thurik, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Contributors: A. Aragón Sánchez, M. Aubry, F. Bastié, D. Bögenhold, J. Bonnet, T. Brau, A.J. Briones Peñalver, L. Carvalho, S. Cieply, T. Costa, P. Cussy, E. de Morais Sarmento, M. Dejardin, M. del Carmen Martínez Serna, U. Fachinger, M.P. García, D. García Pérez de Lema, A. García Sánchez, P. Gutiérrez, G.M. Guzmán, R. Harris, G. Hernández-Cánovas, A. Jacquemin, F. Janssen, A. Lanero, X. Li, A. Madrid-Guijarro, M. Mate-Sanchez-Val, I.P. Monteiro, A. Nunes, G. Oliveras, E. Papaoikonomou, J.A. Porras, M.C. Ramón-Llorens, A. Rubio Bañón, A. Sánchez Cerón, P. Sastre Vivaracho, P. Segarra, F.C. Sousa, J.L. Vázquez, H.P. Vigier
Contents:

Toward the Entrepreneurial Society
Jean Bonnet, Marcus Dejardin and Antonia Madrid-Guijarro

PART I: ENTREPRENEURIAL MOTIVES, EDUCATION AND PERFORMANCE
1. The Results of Education in University: Does it Foster Students’ Propensity Towards Entrepreneurial Careers?
José Luis Vázquez, Ana Lanero, Pablo Gutiérrez and Maria Purificación García

2. Methodological Proposal for Determining Entrepreneurial Competencies from the Entrepreneurship Education Approach
José A. Porras, Guadalupe Oliveras and Hernán P. Vigier

3. The Decision to Become an Entrepreneur: A Cognitive Perspective
Alicia Rubio Bañón, Antonio Aragón Sánchez and Paula Sastre Vivaracho

4. Innovative Entrepreneurship as a Way to Meet Professional Dissatisfactions
Jean Bonnet, Thomas Brau and Antonia Madrid-Guijarro

PART II: ENTREPRENEURIAL SUSTAINABILITY AND INNOVATION
5. Does Innovation Contribute to Sustainability or Not?
Luísa Carvalho and Teresa Costa

6. Barriers to Innovation in Mexican Manufacturing Small and Medium Sized Enterprises: An Empirical Study
Gonzalo Maldonado Guzmán, María del Carmen Martínez Serna, Domingo García Pérez de Lema and Antonia Madrid-Guijarro

7. Uncertainty and Vertical Cooperation in R&D: The Case of Monopoly
Mathilde Aubry

8. Which are the Determinant Factors for Manufacturing Firms to Undertake R&D Activities in Spain and the United Kingdom?
Mariluz Mate-Sanchez-Val and Richard Harris

9. Creative Problem Solving Method in Organizational Innovation
Fernando Cardoso Sousa, Ileana Pardal Monteiro and Antonio Juan Briones Peñalver

PART III: ENTREPRENEURSHIP, FINANCE AND CRISIS
10. Venture Capital in Spain: An Analysis of Financial Contracts
M. Camino Ramón-Llorens and Ginés Hernández-Cánovas

11. The Use of Banking Debt by New French Firms: The Lessons of Financial Theory
Françoise Bastié, Sylvie Cieply and Pascal Cussy

12. Does the Regional Dimension Matter as Regards Finance and Entrepreneurship?
Jean Bonnet, Sylvie Cieply and Marcus Dejardin

13. Obstacles Involved in the Business Creation Process and How They Have Evolved: The Case of the Region of Murcia
Antonio García Sánchez and Andrés Sánchez Cerón

14. The Entrepreneurial Experience of Small and Medium Sized Firms in Times of Crisis: Empirical Evidence from Catalonia, Spain
Pere Segarra, Eleni Papaoikonomou and Xiaoni Li

PART IV: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REGULATION
15. Under What Conditions Can a Regulation Become a Source of Entrepreneurial Opportunities?
Amélie Jacquemin and Frank Janssen

16. How Diverse is Entrepreneurship? Observations on the Social Heterogeneity of Self-Employment in Germany
Dieter Bögenhold and Uwe Fachinger

17. Employer Enterprises in Portugal: Size Distribution Dynamics
Elsa de Morais Sarmento and Alcina Nunes

18. Business Demography Dynamics in Portugal: A Non-Parametric Survival Analysis
Alcina Nunes and Elsa de Morais Sarmento

19. Understanding the Entrepreneurial Society: Some Concluding Comments on a Work in Progress
Jean Bonnet, Marcus Dejardin, Antonia Madrid-Guijarro

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