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The Foundations of Entrepreneurship

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The Foundations of Entrepreneurship

9781840643930 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Scott Shane, SBC Professor of Economics, Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, US
Publication Date: 2002 ISBN: 978 1 84064 393 0 Extent: 1,360 pp
Recent changes in the world economy have made the pursuit of entrepreneurial opportunity increasingly important to wealth creation. Moreover, as business schools worldwide have embraced the study of entrepreneurship, a conceptual framework for the field is beginning to emerge. This book examines the discovery, evaluation, and exploitation of opportunities to create future goods and services. It also evaluates the impact of entrepreneurial activity on individuals, firms and society at large.

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Recent changes in the world economy have made the pursuit of entrepreneurial opportunity increasingly important to wealth creation. Moreover, as business schools worldwide have embraced the study of entrepreneurship, a conceptual framework for the field is beginning to emerge. This book examines the discovery, evaluation, and exploitation of opportunities to create future goods and services. It also evaluates the impact of entrepreneurial activity on individuals, firms and society at large.

It will be an essential reference for students, researchers and professionals who are interested in this increasingly important field of study.
Critical Acclaim
‘This carefully assembled collection contains all the key articles needed for theoretical insight into the factors that influence entrepreneurship. It is an important set of readings for any program of study in entrepreneurship which calls for theoretical understanding of the phenomenon.’
– Ian C. Macmillan, University of Pennsylvania, US
Contributors
53 articles, dating from 1934 to 2000
Contributors include: K. Arrow, M. Casson, P. Drucker, I. Kirzner, F. Knight, W. Sahlman, J. Schumpeter, H. Simon, S. Venkataraman, F. Von Hayek
Contents
Contents:
Volume I
Acknowledgements
Introduction Scott Shane
PART I OVERVIEW OF THE FIELD
1. Scott Shane and S. Venkataraman (2000), ‘The Promise of Entrepreneurship as a Field of Research’
2. S. Venkataraman (1997), ‘The Distinctive Domain of Entrepreneurship Research’
PART II THE ENTREPRENEURIAL PROCESS
3. Frank H. Knight (1964), ‘Theories of Profit; Change and Risk in Relation to Profit’, ‘Structures and Methods for Meeting Uncertainty’ and ‘Enterprise and Profit’
4. Joseph A. Schumpeter (1961), in The Theory of Economic Development: An Inquiry into Profits, Capital, Credit, Interest, and the Business Cycle
5. Joseph A. Schumpeter (1976), ‘The Process of Creative Destruction’
PART III THE EXISTENCE OF ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES
6. Peter F. Drucker (1985), ‘Purposeful Innovation and the Seven Sources for Innovative Opportunity’
7. Peter F. Drucker (1985), ‘Source: The Unexpected’
8. Peter F. Drucker (1985), ‘Source: Incongruities’
9. Peter F. Drucker (1985), ‘Source: Process Need’
10. Peter F. Drucker (1985), ‘Source: Industry and Market Structures’
11. Peter F. Drucker (1985), ‘Source: Demographics’
12. Peter F. Drucker (1985), ‘Source: Changes in Perception’
13. Peter F. Drucker (1985), ‘Source: New Knowledge’
14. Peter F. Drucker (1985), ‘The Bright Idea’
15. Alvin K. Klevorick, Richard C. Levin, Richard R. Nelson and Sidney G. Winter (1995), ‘On the Sources and Significance of Interindustry Differences in Technological Opportunities’
16. Israel M. Kirzner (1997), ‘Entrepreneurial Discovery and the Competitive Market Process: An Austrian Approach’
PART IV THE DISCOVERY OF ENTREPRENEURIAL OPPORTUNITIES
17. F.A. Hayek (1945), ‘The Use of Knowledge in Society’
18. Scott Shane (2000), ‘Prior Knowledge and the Discovery of Entrepreneurial Opportunities’
19. Lowell W. Busenitz and Jay B. Barney (1997), ‘Differences Between Entrepreneurs and Managers in Large Organizations: Biases and Heuristics in Strategic Decision-Making’
20. D.K. Sarasvathy, Herbert A. Simon and Lester Lave (1998), ‘Perceiving and Managing Business Risks: Differences Between Entrepreneurs and Bankers’
PART V HUMAN EXPERIENCE AND THE DECISION TO EXPLOIT
21. Raphael Amit, Eitan Muller and Iain Cockburn (1995), ‘Opportunity Costs and Entrepreneurial Activity’
22. David S. Evans and Linda S. Leighton (1989), ‘Some Empirical Aspects of Entrepreneurship’
23. Glenn R. Carroll and Elaine Mosakowski (1987), ‘The Career Dynamics of Self-Employment’
PART VI THE NATURE OF THE ENTREPRENEUR AND THE DECISION TO EXPLOIT
24. Richard E. Kihlstrom and Jean-Jacques Laffont (1979), ‘A General Equilibrium Entrepreneurial Theory of Firm Formation Based on Risk Aversion’
25. David C. McClelland (1961), ‘Entrepreneurial Behavior’ and ‘Characteristics of Entrepreneurs’
26. Kelly G. Shaver and Linda R. Scott (1991), ‘Person, Process, Choice: The Psychology of New Venture Creation’
Name Index

Volume II
Acknowledgements
An introduction by the editor to both volumes appears in Volume I
PART I THE LOCUS OF EXPLOITATION
1. Wesley M. Cohen and Richard C. Levin (1989), ‘Empirical Studies of Innovation and Market Structure’
2. David J. Teece (1986), ‘Profiting from Technological Innovation: Implications for Integration, Collaboration, Licensing and Public Policy’
3. Bengt Holmstrom (1989), ‘Agency Costs and Innovation’
PART II ENTREPRENEURSHIP THROUGH MARKET MECHANISMS
4. Kenneth J. Arrow (1962), ‘Economic Welfare and the Allocation of Resources for Invention’
5. Mark Casson (1982), ‘The Market for Information’
6. David B. Audretsch (1997), ‘Technological Regimes, Industrial Demography and the Evolution of Industrial Structures’
PART III THE FIRM FORMATION PROCESS
7. William B. Gartner (1985), ‘A Conceptual Framework for Describing the Phenomenon of New Venture Creation’
8. Jerome Katz and William B. Gartner (1988), ‘Properties of Emerging Organizations’
9. Andrea Larson (1992), ‘Network Dyads in Entrepreneurial Settings: A Study of the Governance of Exchange Relationships’
10. Howard E. Aldrich and C. Marlene Fiol (1994), ‘Fools Rush In? The Institutional Context of Industry Creation’
PART IV ENVIRONMENTAL INFLUENCES ON FIRM FORMATION
11. Howard E. Aldrich (1990), ‘Using an Ecological Perspective to Study Organizational Founding Rates’
12. William J. Baumol (1990), ‘Entrepreneurship: Productive, Unproductive, and Destructive’
13. Richard E. Caves (1998), ‘Industrial Organization and New Findings on the Turnover and Mobility of Firms’
14. Sidney G. Winter (1984), ‘Schumpeterian Competition in Alternative Technological Regimes’
PART V FINANCIAL RESOURCE ASSEMBLY
15. Kenneth J. Arrow (1974), ‘Insurance, Risk and Resource Allocation’
16. David S. Evans and Boyan Jovanovic (1989), ‘An Estimated Model of Entrepreneurial Choice Under Liquidity Constraints’
17. William A. Sahlman (1990), ‘The Structure and Governance of Venture-Capital Organizations’
18. Raphael Amit, Lawrence Glosten and Eitan Muller (1990), ‘Entrepreneurial Ability, Venture Investments, and Risk Sharing’
19. Toby E. Stuart, Ha Hoang and Ralph C. Hybels (1999), ‘Interorganizational Endorsements and the Performance of Entrepreneurial Ventures’
PART VI HUMAN RESOURCE ASSEMBLY
20. Jerome A. Katz (1993), ‘The Dynamics of Organizational Emergence: A Contemporary Group Formation Perspective’
21. James N. Baron, M. Diane Burton and Michael T. Hannan (1996), ‘The Road Taken: Origins and Evolution of Employment Systems in Emerging Companies’
PART VII THE DESIGN OF NEW ORGANIZATIONS
22. Warren P. Boeker (1988), ‘Organizational Origins: Entrepreneurial and Environmental Imprinting at the Time of Founding’
23. James N. Baron, Michael T. Hannan and M. Diane Burton (1999), ‘Building the Iron Cage: Determinants of Managerial Intensity in the Early Years of Organizations’
24. Scott A. Shane (1998), ‘Making New Franchise Systems Work’
PART VIII THE CREATION OF NEW MARKETS
25. Kenneth J. Arrow (1974), ‘Limited Knowledge and Economic Analysis’
26. Eric von Hippel (1988), ‘Users as Innovators’ and ‘Predicting the Source of Innovation: Lead Users’
27. Everett M. Rogers (1983), ‘Innovativeness and Adopter Categories’
Name Index
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