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New Firm Startups

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New Firm Startups

9781845421182 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Per Davidsson, Director, Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship Research and Professor of Entrepreneurship, Queensland University of Technology, Australia and Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
Publication Date: 2007 ISBN: 978 1 84542 118 2 Extent: 584 pp
This collection of authoritative papers presents a broad, state-of-the-art overview of new firm startups, drawing on the most recent research in economics, sociology and psychology. In addition to conceptual papers, it includes the qualitative and quantitative empirical research, which addresses both the antecedents and outcomes of new firm startups on different levels of analysis and provides insights into the process of new firm creation. This scholarly collection will be of interest to students and researchers, as well as policymakers, consultants and other practi

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This collection of authoritative papers presents a broad, state-of-the-art overview of new firm startups, drawing on the most recent research in economics, sociology and psychology. In addition to conceptual papers, it includes the qualitative and quantitative empirical research, which addresses both the antecedents and outcomes of new firm startups on different levels of analysis and provides insights into the process of new firm creation. This scholarly collection will be of interest to students and researchers, as well as policymakers, consultants and other practitioners in need of an in-depth understanding of new firm formation.
Critical Acclaim
‘Davidsson has compiled a book that should be an essential guide to understanding the complexities of new venture startup.’
– International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research

‘This volume provides a comprehensive treatment of new firm startups that will interest researchers and practitioners working in the field of entrepreneurship and new business developments.’
– Economic Outlook and Business Review

‘This book contains 25 of the most interesting papers on new firm startups, organized in a coherent manner, and an overview by Per Davidsson that perfectly explains the importance of each article. The book will be essential reading for students and scholars of entrepreneurship.’
– Sara Carter, University of Stirling, UK

‘If you want to introduce yourself to what is known about new firm startups, then this is the book for you. If you want to look at new firm startups from a different perspective, theory or research method, then this is the book for you. It provides both a rich and broad account of the topic and then brings it all together to tell a compelling, integrated story of starting up new firms while still highlighting conflicts and gaps in our knowledge of the field.’
– Dean Shepherd, Indiana University, Bloomington, US
Contributors
25 articles, dating from 1988 to 2004
Contributors include: R. Amit, W. Baumol, N. Carter, A. Cooper, W. Gartner, P. Reynolds, S. Sarasvathy, S. Shane, D. Storey, M. Wright
Contents
Contents:
Acknowledgements
Introduction Per Davidsson
PART I OVERVIEW
1. Deniz Ucbasaran, Paul Westhead and Mike Wright (2001), ‘The Focus of Entrepreneurial Research: Contextual and Process Issues’
2. Marijke van der Veen and Ingrid Wakkee (2004), ‘Understanding the Entrepreneurial Process’
PART II ENVIRONMENT
3. William J. Baumol (1990), ‘Entrepreneurship: Productive, Unproductive and Destructive’
4. Paul D. Reynolds, David J. Storey and Paul Westhead (1994), ‘Cross-national Comparisons of the Variation in New Firm Formation Rates’
5. Thomas J. Dean and G. Dale Meyer (1996), ‘Industry Environments and New Venture Formations in U.S. Manufacturing: A Conceptual and Empirical Analysis of Demand Determinants’
6. Murray B. Low and Eric Abrahamson (1997), ‘Movements, Bandwagons, and Clones: Industry Evolution and the Entrepreneurial Process,’
PART III INDIVIDUAL
7. Stanley Cromie (2000), ‘Assessing Entrepreneurial Inclinations: Some Approaches and Empirical Evidence’
8. Daniel P. Forbes (1999), ‘Cognitive Approaches to New Venture Creation’
9. Scott Shane (2000), ‘Prior Knowledge and the Discovery of Entrepreneurial Opportunities’
10. John Stanworth, Celia Stanworth, Bill Granger and Stephanie Blythe (1989), ‘Who Becomes an Entrepreneur’
11. Martin Ruef (2002), ‘Strong Ties, Weak Ties and Islands: Structural and Cultural Predictors of Organizational Innovation’
PART IV VENTURE
12. Jerome Katz and William B. Gartner (1988), ‘Properties of Emerging Organizations’
13. Raphael Amit and Christoph Zott (2001), ‘Value Creation in E-Business’
14. Nancy M. Carter, Timothy M. Stearns, Paul D. Reynolds and Brenda A. Miller (1994), ‘New Venture Strategies: Theory Development with an Empirical Base’
15. Rodolphe Durand and Régis Coeurderoy (2001), ‘Age, Order of Entry, Strategic Orientation, and Organizational Performance’
PART V PROCESS
16. Mahesh P. Bhave (1994), ‘A Process Model of Entrepreneurial Venture Creation’, Journal of Business Venturing, 9, 223-42 [20]
17. Saras D. Sarasvathy (2001), ‘Causation and Effectuation: Toward a Theoretical Shift from Economic Inevitability to Entrepreneurial Contingency’
18. Nancy M. Carter, William B. Gartner and Paul D. Reynolds (1996), ‘Exploring Start-up Event Sequences’
19. Frédéric Delmar and Scott Shane (2004), ‘Legitimating First: Organizing Activities and the Survival of New Ventures’
20. Gry Agnete Alsos and Lars Kolvereid (1998), ’The Business Gestation Process of Novice, Serial and Parallel Business Founders’
PART VI OUTCOMES
21. Arnold C. Cooper (1993), ‘Challenges in Predicting New Firm Performance’
22. Arnold C. Cooper (1998), ‘Findings on Predictors of Performance from a Large-scale Research Program’
23. P.A. Geroski (1995), ‘What Do We Know About Entry?’
24. Per Davidsson, Leif Lindmark and Christer Olofsson (1998), ‘Smallness, Newness and Regional Development’
25. John E. Jackson, Jacek Klich and Krystyna Poznanska (1999), ’Firm Creation and Economic Transitions’
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