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Handbook of Research on High-Technology Entrepreneurs
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Handbook of Research on High-Technology Entrepreneurs

9781847209498 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by the late Ayala Malach-Pines, formerly Professor of Psychology, Department of Business Administration, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and Mustafa F. Özbilgin, Professor of Organisational Behaviour, Brunel University, UK
Publication Date: 2010 ISBN: 978 1 84720 949 8 Extent: 416 pp
This comprehensive Handbook presents an extensive overview of empirical and conceptual developments in the study of high-tech entrepreneurs from an interdisciplinary and multinational perspective.

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This comprehensive Handbook presents an extensive overview of empirical and conceptual developments in the study of high-tech entrepreneurs from an interdisciplinary and multinational perspective.

The expert contributors explore various conceptual frameworks and definitions of high-tech entrepreneurs and of the entrepreneurial process based on studies in different settings and contexts. They examine issues of equality, diversity and inclusion in terms of gender and class. The Handbook investigates strategies for empowering high-tech entrepreneurs, ranging from structural conditions and support mechanisms afforded by state and institutional actors, to individual mechanisms used by serial entrepreneurs to avoid burnout.

Including unique perspectives on theory and research, this Handbook will make a rigorous and innovative contribution to academics, students and researchers’ understanding of high-tech entrepreneurs.
Contributors
Contributors: P.M. Banerjee, S. Barkan, E. Benjamin, E. Chell, S. Connolly, Y. Dashti, N. De Alwis, E. Drew, D. Dvir, H.G. Gemünden, E. Gimmon, A.L. Humbert, G. Kaplan, M. Karataş-Özkan, L. Katzenstein, E. Kelan, B. Klocke, W.J. Lekse, S. Long, A. Malach-Pines, T. Milo, S. Milshtein, K. Nicolopoulou, M.F. Özbilgin, A. Postuła, R. Read, S. Ronen, A. Sadeh, R.R. Sharma, O. Sürgevil, Á. Utasi, P. van Rijsbergen, T. Vinig, H.M.G. Watt, O. Yaffe-Yanai
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Contents:

Introduction
Ayala Malach-Pines and Mustafa F. Özbilgin

PART I: HIGH-TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURS
1. The Right Entrepreneur for the Right Start-up – the Impact of Entrepreneurs’ Personality on their Start-ups’ Performance: A Contingency Approach
Dov Dvir, Arik Sadeh and Ayala Malach-Pines

2. The Entrepreneurial Posture of Information Technology Professionals
Agnieszka Postuła

3. High-tech Entrepreneurs versus Entrepreneurs in Traditional Industries: Similarities and Differences in Family Portraits and Passion Quests
Orenia Yaffe-Yanai, Tamar Milo and Gilat Kaplan

PART II: HIGH-TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURSHIP: PROCESSES AND STAGES
4. Exploration and Exploitation in High-technology Start-ups: A Process Model for New Firm Development
Björn Klocke and Hans Georg Gemünden

5. Radical Strategic Change in High-technology New Ventures: A Multi-cultural View of Investors’ Perspective
Eli Gimmon, Eyal Benjamin and Liora Katzenstein

6. Is Your Firm Established? The Role of Recognition in Entrepreneurial Firm Transition
Preeta M. Banerjee

PART III: CONTEXTUAL PERSPECTIVES TO HIGH-TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURS
Section A: National Perspectives
7. Gender Identity and ICT Entrepreneurship in an Irish Context
Anne Laure Humbert, Eileen Drew and Elisabeth Kelan

8. Technopreneurship in India: Two Case Studies of Information Technology Entrepreneurs
Radha R. Sharma

9. Attitudes Towards High-tech Entrepreneurs and Company Heads in Hungary
Ágnes Utasi

Section B: Comparative Perspectives
10. University Technology Transfer: Comparative Study of US, European and Australian Universities
Tsvi Vinig and Paul van Rijsbergen

11. Regulatory Focus in Start-ups versus Established Firms in the High-tech Industry
Sharon Barkan

12. Person–Environment Fit (P–E Fit) in Values and Regulatory Focus and its Relationship to Stress, Burnout and Meaning Among High-tech Workers in Economically Stable versus Unstable Environments
Shira Milshtein

PART IV: ANTECEDENTS, CORRELATES AND CONSEQUENCES OF ENTREPRENEURIAL CAREERS IN HIGH TECHNOLOGY
13. Determinants of Intrapreneurship Among High-tech Engineers
Sigalit Ronen

14. Career Aspirations and Progression in UK Science: Perceptions and Reality
Sara Connolly and Susan Long

15. Entrepreneurial and Other Career Motivations Among Engineering Students
Nilusha De Alwis and Helen M.G. Watt

16. Nascent Technology Entrepreneurs: A Case Study of Setting up an Academic Research-driven Technology Business in Malaysia
Mine Karataş-Özkan and Katerina Nicolopoulou

PART V: GENDER, ETHNICITY, CLASS AND HIGH-TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURS
17. High-technology Entrepreneurs: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Olca Sürgevil and Mustafa F. Özbilgin

18. Exploring Women Academics’ Involvement in Science Entrepreneurship: A Structuration View
Elizabeth Chell, Mine Karataş-Özkan and Rosie Read

19. Women Serial High-technology Entrepreneurs
Gilat Kaplan and Ayala Malach-Pines

PART VI: EMPOWERING HIGH-TECHNOLOGY ENTREPRENEURS: MECHANISMS OF STRUCTURAL AND INDIVIDUAL SUPPORT
20. Social Networks and High-tech Entrepreneurs: The Power of Networks and How to Put it to Use
Yossi Dashti

21. Assisting the Growth of Small Technology Firms: An Educator’s Perspective
William J. Lekse

22. Why Serial High-technology Entrepreneurs Don’t Burn Out
Ayala Malach-Pines and Gilat Kaplan

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