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Entrepreneurial Processes in a Changing Economy
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Entrepreneurial Processes in a Changing Economy

Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research

9781781004722 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Friederike Welter, President and Managing Director, Institut für Mittelstandsforschung (IfM) Bonn and Professor, University of Siegen, Germany, the late David Smallbone, formerly Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University, UK and Anita Van Gils, Maastricht University School of Business and Economics, the Netherlands
Publication Date: 2012 ISBN: 978 1 78100 472 2 Extent: 224 pp
The contributors take a closer look at what constitutes entrepreneurial processes; how entrepreneurs develop their businesses and access critical resources in times of crisis; and which roles knowledge and innovation play in continuous venture development. The chapters included in this volume give a flavour of the themes and approaches featuring in contemporary entrepreneurship and small business research in Europe.

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This insightful book presents leading-edge European research on entrepreneurial processes in a changing global world.

The contributors take a closer look at what constitutes entrepreneurial processes; how entrepreneurs develop their businesses and access critical resources in times of crisis; and which roles knowledge and innovation play in continuous venture development. The chapters included in this volume give a flavour of the themes and approaches featuring in contemporary entrepreneurship and small business research in Europe.

Entrepreneurial Processes in a Changing Economy will prove invaluable for advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students of entrepreneurship and small business. Entrepreneurship and small business researchers as well as policy makers will also find plenty of relevant information in this important resource.
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Contributors: O. Belousova, M. Brand, A. Campos, T.H. Clausen, E. Croonen, B. Gailly, P.M. García-Villaverde, D. Helleboogh, E. Hormiga, E. Laveren, R. Leenders, N. Lybaert, C. O’Gorman, G. Parra-Requena, E. Rasmussen, M.J. Ruiz-Ortega, V. Schutjens, B. Sleutjes, D. Smallbone, A. Van Gils, F. Van Oort, F. Welter, M. Wright
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Contents:

Foreword
Thomas Cooney

1. Introduction
Friederike Welter, David Smallbone and Anita Van Gils

2. Entrepreneurial Mobility, Resource Orchestration and Context
Mike Wright

3. Cohesion, Liveability and Firm Success in Dutch Neighbourhoods
Bart Sleutjes, Frank Van Oort and Veronique Schutjens

4. The Role of the Entrepreneur in Determining Growth: A Longitudinal Analysis of a New Venture
Colm O’Gorman

5. New Moderating Factors for the Pioneer’s Success
Pedro M. García-Villaverde, María J. Ruiz-Ortega and Gloria Parra-Requena

6. The Use of Financial Bootstrapping in Small and Medium-sized Ventures and the Impact on Venture Growth
Eddy Laveren, David Helleboogh and Nadine Lybaert

7. Knowledge Acquisition through Strategic Networks: The Case of Franchising
Maryse Brand, Evelien Croonen and Roger Leenders

8. Openness and Innovativeness within Science-based Entrepreneurial Firms
Einar Rasmussen and Tommy Høyvarde Clausen

9. Promoting Corporate Entrepreneurship Within a Large Company: An In-depth Case Study
Olga Belousova and Benoit Gailly

10. The State of the Art of Knowledge Research in Entrepreneurship: A Ten-year Literature Review
Alejandro Campos and Esther Hormiga

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