Entrepreneurship
The Engine of Growth
by Maria Minniti, Andrew Zacharakis, Stephen Spinelli Jr., ed., Mark P. Rice, ed., Timothy G. Habbershon, ed.
November 2006, 832pp, 6 1/8x9 1/4
3 volumes, Praeger

Hardcover: 978-0-275-98986-6
$163, £121, 136€, A233
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A landmark collection of original essays that explore the dynamics of entrepreneurship in the U.S. and around the world—from the mindset of the entrepreneur to the challenges of establishing and sustaining new ventures to the institutions and technologies that support new business creation

Entrepreneurship is credited for technological invention, the rise of corporate empires and directly linked to economic development around the world. This multi-volume set of original essays showcases emerging theory and practice in entrepreneurship to illuminate its many facets, covering such topics as business models, entrepreneurial mindset, market research, capitalization, intellectual property, risk and uncertainty, and organizational culture. Volume 1, People, focuses on the intersection between individuals and entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on the cognitive, economic, social, and institutional factors that influence people’s behavior with respect to entrepreneurship. Volume 2, Process, explores such topics as idea generation, market entry, financing, team building, and growth strategies, following the lifecycle of a new venture. Volume 3, Place, considers the context in which entrepreneurship is practiced, including corporate venturing, family enterprise, franchising, and public policies designed to promote entrepreneurship and economic development. Featuring contributions from leading scholars and practitioners, and with a global perspective throughout, this unique set explores new models, trends, and practices in entrepreneurship that will be of interest to a wide array of academics, professionals, and newcomers to the field.

Features

Volume 1, People, focuses on the intersection between individuals and entrepreneurship, with an emphasis on the cognitive, economic, social, and institutional factors that influence people's behavior with respect to entrepreneurship. Volume 2, Process, explores such topics as idea generation, market entry, financing, team building, and growth strategies, following the lifecycle of a new venture. Volume 3, Place, considers the context in which entrepreneurship is practiced, including corporate venturing, family enterprise, franchising, and public policies designed to promote entrepreneurship and economic development. Featuring contributions from leading scholars and practitioners, and with a global perspective throughout, this unique set illuminates the dynamic role that entrepreneurship plays in promoting knowledge and economic opportunity, exploring new models, trends, and practices in entrepreneurship that will be of interest to a wide array of academics, professionals, and newcomers to the field.

Reviews

"This three-volume set brings together 32 essays exploring the topic of entrepreneurship. The first volume explores entrepreneurship as a form of human action, examining the influence of various factors on entrepreneurial behavior, including cognition, risk, social capital, institutions, immigration and ethnicity, and gender. The second volume switches focus to issues of the entrepreneurial process and includes chapters on idea generation, venture teams, investment processes and outcomes, venture capital financing, small-firm growth strategies, entering global markets, and the entrepreneurial exit. The final volume considers contexts that can be connected to the concept of place, addressing such topics as franchising, ethnicity and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship in transition economies, regional influences, and national legal and policy regimes."—Reference & Research Book News, February 1, 2007
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