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Intellectual Roots of Entrepreneurship Research

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Intellectual Roots of Entrepreneurship Research

9781848440005 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Hans Landström, Professor, Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lund University, Sweden and Franz T. Lohrke, Harbart College of Business, Auburn University, US
Publication Date: 2012 ISBN: 978 1 84844 000 5 Extent: 912 pp
This single volume includes classic works on the theoretical foundations of entrepreneurship research and provides important groundwork for future investigations. Professor Landström and Professor Lohrke have carefully selected the seminal, currently relevant and, in many cases, difficult-to-access studies within the field, covering the entrepreneurial processes of opportunity recognition, evaluation and exploitation. Reflecting the heavily interdisciplinary nature of the research, many of the papers have a basis in the spheres of economics, social sciences and strategic management.

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This single volume includes classic works on the theoretical foundations of entrepreneurship research and provides important groundwork for future investigations. Professor Landström and Professor Lohrke have carefully selected the seminal, currently relevant and, in many cases, difficult-to-access studies within the field, covering the entrepreneurial processes of opportunity recognition, evaluation and exploitation. Reflecting the heavily interdisciplinary nature of the research, many of the papers have a basis in the spheres of economics, social sciences and strategic management.

With an informative original introduction by the editors, the volume offers a broad overview of the field and will prove invaluable in providing scholars and students with a strong historical grounding in entrepreneurship research.
Critical Acclaim
‘Landström and Lohrke have compiled the seminal works that have shaped the field of entrepreneurial inquiry. This book should be mandatory reading for every doctoral student.’
– Andrew Zacharakis, Babson College, US
Contributors
36 articles, dating from 1921 to 2000
Contributors include: Z. Acs, H. Aldrich, D. Audretsch, G. Dess, C.M. Fiol, W. Gartner, F. Knight, G.T. Lumpkin, S. Shane, A. Tversky
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Acknowledgements

Introduction Hans Landström and Franz T. Lohrke

PART I THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CONTEXT AND INTEGRATIVE WORKS
1. William J. Baumol (1990), ‘Entrepreneurship: Productive, Unproductive and Destructive’
2. Boyan Jovanovic (1982), ‘Selection and the Evolution of Industry’
3. David S. Evans and Linda S. Leighton (1989), ‘Some Empirical Aspects of Entrepreneurship’
4. Zoltan Acs and David Audretsch (1988), ‘Innovation in Large and Small Firms: An Empirical Analysis’
5. David J. Teece (1986), ‘Profiting from Technological Innovation: Implications for Integration, Collaboration, Licensing and Public Policy’
6. Giacomo Becattini (1989), ‘Sectors and/or Districts: Some Remarks on the Conceptual Foundations of Industrial Economics’
7. Howard E. Aldrich and C. Marlene Fiol (1994), ‘Fools Rush In? The Institutional Context of Industry Creation’
8. Albert Bandura (1991), ‘Social Cognitive Theory of Self-Regulation’
9. Icek Ajzen (1991), ‘The Theory of Planned Behavior’
10. William B. Gartner (1985), ‘A Conceptual Framework for Describing the Phenomenon of New Venture Creation’
11. S. Venkataraman (1997), ‘The Distinctive Domain of Entrepreneurship Research’
12. Danny Miller (1983), ‘The Correlates of Entrepreneurship in Three Types of Firms’
13. Robert A. Burgelman (1983), ‘A Process Model of Internal Corporate Venturing in the Diversified Major Firm’
14. G.T. Lumpkin and Gregory G. Dess (1996), ‘Clarifying the Entrepreneurial Orientation Construct and Linking it to Performance’
15. Eric von Hippel (1988), ‘Overview’

PART II SOURCES OF OPPORTUNITY AND OPPORTUNITY RECOGNITION
16. Freidrich von Hayek (1945), ‘The Use of Knowledge in Society’
17. Israel M. Kirzner (1973), ‘The Entrepreneur’
18. Stanley Kaish and Benjamin Gilad (1991), ‘Characteristics of Opportunities Search of Entrepreneurs versus Executives: Sources, Interests, General Alertness’
19. Mark S. Granovetter (1973), ‘The Strength of Weak Ties’
20. Barbara Bird (1988), ‘Implementing Entrepreneurial Ideas: The Case for Intention’
21. Scott Shane (2000), ‘Prior Knowledge and the Discovery of Entrepreneurial Opportunities’
22. Wesley M. Cohen and Daniel A. Levinthal (1990), ‘Absorptive Capacity: A New Perspective on Learning and Innovation’

PART III OPPORTUNITY EVALUATION
23. Frank H. Knight (1921), ‘The Meaning of Risk and Uncertainty’
24. Richard E. Kihlstrom and Jean-Jacques Laffont (1979), ‘A General Equilibrium Entrepreneurial Theory of Firm Formation Based on Risk Aversion’
25. Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky (1979), ‘Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision Under Risk’
26. Lowell W. Busenitz and Jay B. Barney (1997), ‘Differences Between Entrepreneurs and Managers in Large Organizations: Biases and Heuristics in Strategic Decision-Making’
27. Robert A. Baron (1998), ‘Cognitive Mechanisms in Entrepreneurship: Why and When Entrepreneurs Think Differently Than Other People’
28. James G. March (1991), ‘Exploration and Exploitation in Organizational Learning’

PART IV OPPORTUNITY EXPLOITATION
29. Kenneth J. Arrow (1962), 'Economic Welfare and the Allocation of Resources for Invention’
30. David S. Evans and Boyan Jovanovic (1989), ‘An Estimated Model of Entrepreneurial Choice Under Liquidity Constraints’
31. Arthur L. Stinchcombe (1965), ‘Social Structure and Organizations’
32. Andrea Larson (1992), ‘Network Dyads in Entrepreneurial Settings: A Study of the Governance of Exchange Relationships’
33. Jerome Katz and William B. Gartner (1988), ‘Properties of Emerging Organizations’
34. Benjamin M. Oviatt and Patricia Phillips McDougall (1994), ‘Toward a Theory of International New Ventures’
35. William R. Sandberg and Charles W. Hofer (1987), ‘Improving New Venture Performance: The Role of Strategy, Industry Structure, and the Entrepreneur’
36. Edith T. Penrose (1959), ‘The Firm in Theory’ and ‘The Productive Opportunity of the Firm and the “Entrepreneur”’
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