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Entrepreneurship Research in Europe
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Entrepreneurship Research in Europe

Evolving Concepts and Processes

9780857931740 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Odd Jarl Borch, Professor, Bodø Graduate School of Business, University of Nordland, Norway, Alain Fayolle, Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship Activities, University of Cagliari, Italy, Paula Kyrö, former Professor, School of Business, Aalto University, Finland and Elisabet Ljunggren, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Nord University, Norway
Publication Date: 2011 ISBN: 978 0 85793 174 0 Extent: 288 pp
This engaging and topical book demonstrates the importance of entrepreneurship research at a time of turbulent environments, as well as highlighting the most recent developments in the field. It explores important avenues of new research and compares the differences in entrepreneurship between countries and regions. Viewing entrepreneurship as a dynamic learning and developmental process, the contributors discuss how the new ideological dialogue of entrepreneurship has started to expand its scope from business to society.

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Written by leading authors, this engaging and topical book demonstrates the importance of entrepreneurship research at a time of turbulent environments as well as highlighting the most recent developments in the field. The contributors expertly provide empirical contributions from a broad set of European countries.

This book explores important avenues of new research and compares the differences in entrepreneurship between countries and regions. Viewing entrepreneurship as a dynamic learning and developmental process, the contributors discuss how the new ideological dialogue of entrepreneurship has started to expand its scope from business to society.

Researchers, practitioners and policymakers will find this informative resource a great opportunity to adopt these concepts and develop them further in renewing their practices. It will also provide academics with some new ideas to adopt in their teaching in order to help their students to acquire entrepreneurial competences.
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Contributors: I. Aaltio, S. Bacq, O. Belousova, O.J. Borch, S. Carter, M. Drnovšek, A. Fayolle, J. Guzmán, F. Janssen, K. Kaarna, N. Krueger, P. Kyrö, F. Liñán, E. Ljunggren, T. Mainela, C. Mason, T. Mets, J. Mylläri, H. Ottósson, V. Puhakka, J.C. Rodríguez-Cohard, T. Schøtt, J. Seikkula-Leino, S. Sipola, R. Stritar, E. Sundin, S. Tagg
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Contents:

Foreword
Norris Krueger

Preface

Introduction: Becoming an Entrepreneur and Developing Entrepreneurial Behaviour
Paula Kyrö, Odd Jarl Borch, Alain Fayolle and Elisabet Ljunggren

PART I: THE PROCESS OF BECOMING AND LEARNING TO BECOME AN ENTREPRENEUR
1. Does Education Matter? The Characteristics and Performance of Businesses Started by Recent University Graduates
Colin Mason, Stephen Tagg and Sara Carter

2. Temporal Stability of Entrepreneurial Intentions: A Longitudinal Study
Francisco Liñán, Juan C. Rodríguez-Cohard and Joaquín Guzmán

3. Meta Processes of Entrepreneurial and Enterprising Learning: The Dialogue between Cognitive, Conative and Affective Constructs
Paula Kyrö, Jaana Seikkula-Leino and Jarkko Mylläri

4. Entrepreneurial Opportunity Identification: The Case of Skype Technologies
Rok Stritar and Mateja Drnovšek

PART II: ENTREPRENEURSHIP AS A SOCIAL PROCESS OF BECOMING ENTREPRENEURIAL
5. Heuristic Method: Insights into a Conceptual Understanding of Women’s Entrepreneurship and Social Capital
Iiris Aaltio, Paula Kyrö and Elisabeth Sundin

6. Entrepreneurs’ Social Capital Enhancing Performance and Venture Advancement
Hannes Ottósson and Thomas Schøtt

7. Structuring the Field of Social Entrepreneurship: A Transatlantic Comparative Approach
Sophie Bacq and Frank Janssen

PART III: THE PROCESS OF CREATING AND DEVELOPING ENTREPRENEURIAL ORGANIZATIONS
8. Mapping Internationalization Paths of Technology-based SMEs: Cases of Estonian ICT and Biotechnology Companies
Kalev Kaarna and Tõnis Mets

9. Exploring Firm Growth as a Process of Creation
Tuija Mainela, Vesa Puhakka and Sakari Sipola

10. The Influence of Organizational Characteristics on Intentions of Employees Towards Corporate Entrepreneurship
Olga Belousova

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