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The Theoretical World of Entrepreneurship

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The Theoretical World of Entrepreneurship

9781800371460 Edward Elgar Publishing
James O. Fiet, Brown Forman Chair in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Management, Department of Management and Entrepreneurship, University of Louisville, US
Publication Date: March 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80037 146 0 Extent: c 344 pp
The Theoretical World of Entrepreneurship contains the first and most comprehensive examination of more than 250 theories applicable to the study of entrepreneurship. It includes a theoretical examination of current social and economic controversies that impact entrepreneurs. Following in Weber's tradition, it also compares the doctrines of 16 Christian denominations and 9 world religions which offer different conceptual windows for understanding entrepreneurs.

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The Theoretical World of Entrepreneurship contains the first and most comprehensive examination of more than 250 theories applicable to the study of entrepreneurship. It includes a theoretical examination of current social and economic controversies that impact entrepreneurs. Following in Weber's tradition, it also compares the doctrines of 16 Christian denominations and 9 world religions which offer different conceptual windows for understanding entrepreneurs.

The author ties the theoretical world of entrepreneurship together by pursuing three primary objectives. The first objective is to focus intently on the need to specify the assumptions of the theories that are used to address research questions. The second is to provide a common vision of diverse perspectives. The third is to help scholars who are seeking alternatives to the conventional wisdom.

This comprehensive resource is ideal for doctoral students seeking to grasp the entire theoretical domain of the field of entrepreneurship. It also serves as a reference for professors who want to position the work that they know best within the frame of the entire theoretical world of entrepreneurship. The book is accessible enough to engage those who do not already possess an academic background.
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‘Jim Fiet’s book, The Theoretical World of Entrepreneurship, provides an insightful look into the assumptions and boundary conditions that define the field of entrepreneurship. His treatment of the numerous theories used to study and explain entrepreneurship is valuable and as a family business scholar, I particularly appreciate his attention to that topic.’
– James J. Chrisman, Mississippi State University, US
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