Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Teams


Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Teams

Theory and Practice

9781784713195 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh, Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Paris Campus, IÉSEG School of Management, France and Thomas M. Cooney, Professor of Entrepreneurship, School of Marketing and Entrepreneurship, Technological University Dublin, Ireland
Publication Date: 2017 ISBN: 978 1 78471 319 5 Extent: 304 pp
This book reinforces the value and importance of entrepreneurial teams within the entrepreneurship literature. The expert group of contributors identifies and develops various key areas of research on entrepreneurship teams and suggests the way ahead for future research in the area.

The contributors expand on the existing literature on entrepreneurial teams by first revisiting the most recent framework applied to entrepreneurial teams (that is the Inputs-Mediators-Outputs-Inputs model) and then advancing our understanding of issues such as formation, structuring, deep-level diversity and emergent states. The book additionally considers different contexts of application with reference to their commonalities and specificities and investigates under-researched areas such as entrepreneurial teams within indigenous communities, ethnically diverse groups and women entrepreneurs. The contributors present practice-relevant research and offer researchers a platform from which they can explore new insights into the phenomenon of entrepreneurial teams.

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In recent years there has been an increasing body of evidence suggesting that firms founded by entrepreneurial teams are more likely to achieve fast growth than firms founded by lone actors. This Research Handbook explores the position of entrepreneurial teams within existing literature and challenges current perspectives through a diverse range of research lenses.

Research Handbook on Entrepreneurial Teams expands the boundaries of entrepreneurship literature by examining essential issues such as formation, structuring, deep-level diversity and emergent states. The chapters also consider different contexts of application and investigate under-researched topics such as entrepreneurial teams within indigenous communities, ethnically diverse groups and women entrepreneurs.

This comprehensive Research Handbook offers a wide range of research methodologies, perspectives and insights that will appeal to scholars, practitioners and entrepreneurs alike.
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‘The book is a much needed foundation into current scholarship on the practice and logic of team formation and function in entrepreneurial situations. The book offers both in-depth and comprehensive views of theory on entrepreneurial teams, as well as examples of current research. I am particularly impressed with the insights offered through a disciplined focus on the contextual aspects of entrepreneurial teams.’
– William B. Gartner, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and California Lutheran University, US

‘Entrepreneurship is increasingly recognised as a joint effort amongst people with ambition and vision. This book brings together the latest research on entrepreneurial teams by the world’s leading authorities on the subject. The chapters provide insight on contemporary theoretical and practical issues in relation to entrepreneurial teams and are a must-read for those interested in this growing aspect of the economy.’
– Robert Blackburn, Kingston University, UK

‘Ben-Hafaiedh and Cooney have put together a book that is an impressive contribution to entrepreneurial team research and practice. It brings together a collection of studies on how these teams are formed, how they function, are led, and ultimately impact on venture performance. I highly recommend this collection of essays to researchers and those in the entrepreneurship eco-system who seek evidence based prescriptions to achieve venture team effectiveness.’
– Maw-Der Foo, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice and National University of Singapore

‘This book is a must-read for anyone interested in entrepreneurial teams. The chapters span various issues in the structuring and processes of entrepreneurial teams and place entrepreneurial teams in multiple contexts. The book provides a solid foundation for developing or furthering understanding of entrepreneurial teams whether a novice or an experienced researcher or practitioner.’
– Leon Schjoedt, Mahasarakham University, Thailand
Contributors: H.E. Aldrich, C. Ben-Hafaïedh, M. Brettel, G. Campopiano, L. Cassia, L.M. Cloutier, T.M. Cooney, S. Cueille, J.P. De Borst, A. Discua Cruz, F. Dufays, E. Hadjielias, M. Hēnare, C. Howorth, B. Huybrechts, M.K. Kihiko, P.H. Kim, M.W. Kinoti, J.-F. Lalonde, J. Levie, B. Lythberg, R. Mauer, T. Minola, A. Nicholson, G. Recasens, S. Schoss, D. Vredenburgh, C. Woods, W. Zhou


Foreword Mike Wright

1. Introduction
Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh and Thomas Cooney

2. Entrepreneurial Teams Research in Movement
Cyrine Ben-Hafaïedh

3. Urban Legends or Sage Guidance: A Review of Common Advice about Entrepreneurial Teams
Phillip H. Kim and Howard E. Aldrich

4. Entrepreneurial Team Formation: The Role of the Family
Giovanna Campopiano, Tommaso Minola and Lucio Cassia

5. Entrepreneurs’ Perspectives on the Structuring Phase of the Entrepreneurial Team
L. Martin Cloutier, Sandrine Cueille and Gilles Recasens

6. Which Deep-Level Diversity Compositions of New Venture Teams Lead to Success or Failure?
Stephanie Schoss, René Mauer and Malte Brettel

7. How Owner-Manager Team Size Influences the Potential Economic Contribution of Owner-Managed Businesses
Jonathan Levie and Johan P. De Borst

8. Dispositional Antecedents of Shared Leadership Emergent States on Entrepreneurial Teams
Wencang Zhou and Donald Vredenburgh

9. Family Entrepreneurial Teams
Allan Discua Cruz, Elias Hadjielias and Carole Howorth

10. Te Ohu Umanga Māori: Temporality and Intent in the Māori Entrepreneurial Team
Mānuka Hēnare, Billie Lythberg, Amber Nicholson and Christine Woods

11. Ethnic Diversity in Entrepreneurial Teams and the Role of Culture Shock on Performance
Jean-François Lalonde

12. Women Empowerment through Government Loaned Entrepreneurship Teams (GLETs) in Kenya
Mary Wanjiru Kinoti, Moses Kibe Kihiko and Thomas M. Cooney

13. Entrepreneurial Teams in Social Entrepreneurship: When Team Heterogeneity Facilitates Organizational Hybridity
Frédéric Dufays and Benjamin Huybrechts


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