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Author : Anders Örtenblad
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-10-28
Page : 286
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 3030479374
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This book explores whether there is reason to be against entrepreneurship. Just like literature on the darker sides of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship, the book is an answer to the one-sided, overly positive and uncritical image of entrepreneurship. The “twist” in this book, in comparison with literature on dark sides of entrepreneurship, is to explore being against entrepreneurship. From various perspectives such as lexical semantics, Marxism, philosophy of science and psychology, the contributors contemplate on why there may be reason to be against entrepreneurship discourse as well as entrepreneurship practice. Some chapters are based on first-hand empirical data, others are conceptual. The main overall conclusion is that there are some strong arguments for being against entrepreneurship discourse, as well as for being against certain aspects of entrepreneurship practice. Before it is reasonable to be against entrepreneurship practice in total, a convincing and practicable alternative needs to be developed. This book will be valuable reading for entrepreneurship scholars, as well as academics working in the fields of business ethics, (critical) management, and international business.


Author : Dueep Jyot Singh
John Davidson
Publisher : Mendon Cottage Books
Release : 2017-12-04
Page : 59
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 137062784X
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Table of Contents Introduction Reasons Why You Want to Be an Entrepreneur A Job Which Is Soul Satisfying… Pay Position and Purpose People Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction Being a millennial, especially if you are in the age group of 18 to 35, you consider it to be very stylish, especially in this day and age of economic crisis, globally, to being your own boss, an entrepreneur, a starter of a new future multibillion-dollar business, a founder of an empire, which is going to employ thousands of young brave hearts just like you, and all those ambitious and very beautiful dreams which everyone, young and old loves to dream sometime or the other in his life. And in the 21st century, more and more youngsters are thinking of starting up their own businesses, instead of going to work on a steady well-paying job. Their excuses range from where are the well-paying jobs out there for youngsters just starting out on their career, especially when they are fresh out of and are still studying for higher educational qualifications? At the age of 35, it is possible that you have a couple of jobs under your belt already and if you have not managed to settle down to do something, one is going to wonder when you are going to grow up, become responsible for your own future and do something concrete because you seem to be wasting your time pretty conclusively and visibly as days go by. If you ask a youngster what his ambition is his immediate reaction is, “I want to be my own boss”. If he does not know what he wants to do with his life, he is still making up his mind or he may tell you that he intends to be the owner of his own company and become one of the big sharks in the business world shark tank. Also, I am not against entrepreneurship, because it, when followed diligently, with dedication and with great effort and 100 percent commitment is going to give positive and successful results. But they are going to be long-term.


Author : Mariana Mazzucato
Publisher : Anthem Press
Release : 2015-11-15
Page :
Category :
ISBN 13 : 1783085215
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Named one of the best books of 2013 by the 'Financial Times', 'Huffington Post' and 'Forbes', this debate-shifting book debunks the myth of the State as a static bureaucratic organization only needed to 'fix' market failures, leaving dynamic entrepreneurship and innovation to the private sector. Case studies ranging from the innovations that make the iPhone so 'smart' to the current developments in clean technology reveal the reality, whereby the private sector only invests after the entrepreneurial State has made the bold, high-risk investments.


Author : John O. Ogbor
Ph. D. John O. Ogbor
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2009
Page : 712
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1438933924
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I teach a graduate course called the History and Culture of the Information and Communications Industry. This book is a result of that course. It shows how the world has moved from primitive means of communication to the integrated multi-media situation we are in today. Its concentration is on the fields of journalism, telecommunications, broadcasting, and computing. Emphasis is placed on the leaders of the areas of interest and the political and cultural surroundings that encouraged or discouraged growth of the industry. One of the leaders mentioned is that lucky fellow Johann Gutenberg. Gutenberg certainly built a press that used movable type, but he became famous because of an early confluence of technology. At the time of his work good cheap paper became available from Italy, and longer lasting inks were developed in India. The technology of printing took off because quality and economy came together. We also are lucky that we know so much about Gutenberg because the Germans had such a good legal record keeping system in the sixteenth century and Mr. G. had so many run-ins with the law. Four hundred years later the confluence of satellite broadcasting and color printing techniques enabled another printing leader, Allen Neuharth, to produce a national newspaper called USA Today. This book mentions several lucky incidents or "what ifs" in the computer industry. For example, where would Microsoft be if Gary Kildall of Digital Research Corp. hadn't taken off to fly his airplane when the IBMers came to invite him to build the operating system for their new PC? Or before that, what if Charles Ramlett Flint had reconsidered hiring a convicted felon to run the Computing-Tabulating Recording Company when he brought on Thomas Watson Sr. who turned it into IBM? Or before that, what if Charles Babbage had and the money and the machinery to do the fine grinding work on the Analytical Engine. Politics, especially represented by the US Government, have had many strange or unplanned effects on the IC industry throughout the years. The fact that the US Congress wouldn't fund the telegraph system that Samuel Morse wanted to build set the precedent for a private telecommunication industry in the US leading to AT&T becoming the most valuable stock in the world. The desire to keep those nasty British from controlling the US


Author : Charu Sharma
Publisher :
Release : 2019-04-13
Page : 204
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9781093879346
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Sarah Wood calls this the guidebook for the next generation of female entrepreneurs. This book teaches you how to get started with your business and turn into a huge success!


Author : Jes£s Huerta de Soto
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2010-01-01
Page : 320
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1849805008
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This highly topical book presents a new theory on the characteristics of entrepreneurial knowledge. It explores the recent shift among professional economists and scholars in their evaluation of the debate of socialism. Socialism, Economic Calculation and Entrepreneurship presents an application of Israel M. Kirzner's theory of entrepreneurship to the theory of the impossibility of socialism. It discusses the influence of the fall of socialism, with particular reference to the evolution of economic thought.


Author : Richard Weber
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-04-09
Page : 352
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 3834936545
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Entrepreneurship education at tertiary institutions ranks high on policy agendas in Europe and the US. The increase in resources allocated to this kind of education comes along with a growing demand for justifying these investments. A better understanding of the size and nature of entrepreneurship education effects is critical. Richard Weber addresses this question and analyzes the effects of a large-scale compulsory entrepreneurship course on students' entrepreneurial intentions by employing a quasi-experimental approach. Moreover, he highlights the role of social interactions among students in building entrepreneurial skills. The results yield important implications for public policy, sponsors and lecturers of entrepreneurship education.​


Author : Simon C. Parker
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2009-11-12
Page : 568
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1139483676
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Entrepreneurship is an integral part of economic change and growth. Yet until recently it has been largely neglected by economists. In The Economics of Entrepreneurship, Simon C. Parker draws on theoretical insights and recent empirical findings to show how economics can contribute to our understanding of entrepreneurship. The book is based on an earlier work, The Economics of Self-employment and Entrepreneurship (Cambridge, 2004), that has quickly become an essential reference for academics researching the economics of entrepreneurship. Written in a more accessible style, this book contains much that made this earlier work so successful and, in addition, includes improved pedagogical features and new material on the theory of the firm, spin-offs, nascent entrepreneurship, growth-enhancing knowledge spillovers and social entrepreneurship. It can be used both as a reference text for academics from a variety of disciplines and as a textbook for graduate students.


Author : Bjerke, B.
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2007-03-27
Page : 288
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1847205240
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The importance of the entrepreneur as a human being is strongly expressed, as is the idea that entrepreneurship is closer to art and aesthetics than science and mathematics. Language, argues the author, plays a decisive role and philosophy provides a s


Author : David Deakins
Mark Freel
Publisher : McGraw Hill
Release : 2012-03-16
Page : 348
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 0077145534
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The sixth edition of Entrepreneurship and Small Firms has been fully revised and updated with contributions from leading academics in the field. Retaining the popular style of the previous editions and offering a clear and accessible introduction to the topic, this book provides a thorough coverage of entrepreneurial and small firm theory, concepts, evidence, policy and practice. Integrating academic theory with the day-to-day realities that entrepreneurs may encounter it furnishes the student with a comprehensive analysis of entrepreneurship.This well established text is justly popular for its clear and accessible approach, presenting the key topics of an entrepreneurship module in an engaging yet rigorous style. The book covers wide ranging topics from the economic influences on entrepreneurship and sources of finance, to issues of diversity, family business and social entrepreneurship.New to this edition is a chapter on Corporate Entrepreneurship offering students a unique insight into entrepreneurship activities in larger businesses and organizations. A reorganized chapter structure for the sixth edition allows students to navigate the four parts of the text from introductory concepts, the domains of entrepreneurship, through to strategy and to implementation. New part cases help to highlight the core themes and apply them to real business scenarios.


Author : David J. Storey
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2016-07-22
Page : 234
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1134834985
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This book, originally published in 1982, review the resurrection of the small firm, partly by a multi-disciplined examination of the existing literature on small and new firms and partly by reporting the results of a study of firms new (in the early 1980s) to the North East of England. Part 1 deals with the role of small firms as sources of potential or actual competition, and their role in research and innovation. In Part 2 the theoretical foundations for the study of entrepreneurs and their new firms are laid, using concepts from a cross-section of the social sciences. Part 3 tests some of the theories outlined in Part 2 and reviews the problems which the entrepreneurs faced in starting and developing their business and the impact which such businesses had upon the local economy. Part 4 reviews the lessons of the preceding parts in the context of the regional and national economy of the UK.


Author : L. -P. Dana
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2007
Page : 634
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1781952647
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This book offers an original collection of international studies on indigenous entrepreneurship. Through these specific lenses, entrepreneurship greatly appears as a set of cultural values-based behaviours. Once more culture and human values are placed at the heart of entrepreneurship as an economic and social phenomenon.'. - Alain Fayolle, EM Lyon and CERAG Laboratory, France and Solvay Business School, Belgium. `A must-have for researchers of developmental economics, as well as for entrepreneurship scholars, this collection assembles studies of indigenous entrepreneurship from five continent.


Author : Mario Raposo
D. Smallbone
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2011-01-01
Page : 320
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 0857934902
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This timely book presents contemporary research on the key role of entrepreneurship in firm growth and development strategies. The contributors reveal that a high level of entrepreneurial activity contributes to economic growth, innovative activities, competition, job creation and local development. The contents of the book, although varied in terms of the topics covered and research methods used, demonstrate the role of entrepreneurship in relation to growth and economic development in a variety of different contexts. Drawing together leading-edge European research, the expert contributors analyse a number of different issues, such as whether firm growth and performance are different concepts in entrepreneurship studies, growth strategies of IT firms, the start-up funding process, cross-border co-operation between enterprises and SME competitiveness. Entrepreneurship, Growth and Economic Development will appeal to researchers and students of entrepreneurship and small business. Policy-makers will also find this book a source of inspiration.


Author : OECD
Publisher : OECD Publishing
Release : 2008-12-24
Page : 126
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9264059555
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The Danish economy is small, open and dynamic with a large number of small and medium-sized enterprises. Start-up rates in Denmark have increased steadily in recent years and are high in international comparison. The overall importance of high ...


Author : Nir Kshetri
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-04-16
Page : 360
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1317748034
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Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title by Choice Magazine in 2014! Nir Kshetri’s Global Entrepreneurship: Environment and Strategy provides a window into the economic, political, cultural, geographical, and technological environments that affect entrepreneurs as they exploit opportunities and create value in economies across the world. The book begins with a discussion of the theories, concepts, indicators, and measurements that impact entrepreneurship differently in different regions. From there, it offers helpful insights into global variations in entrepreneurial ecosystems and finance. Kshetri methodically examines entrepreneurship patterns in diverse economies through the lenses of economic system, political system, culture and religion, and geography (both by country and continent). Global Entrepreneurship offers case studies at the end of each chapter illustrating concepts learned, as well as three detailed cases in an appendix for broader reflection. The book also includes online data resources, and international business planning support, making it a valuable resource for students in entrepreneurship, and international business classes.


Author : Jose C. Sanchez
Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
Release : 2015-03-25
Page : 292
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 9535120298
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Entrepreneurship has a tremendous impact on the economic development of a country, so much that entrepreneurship is seen as a solution for the fast changing economic demands worldwide and has been recognized as a path to sustainable economic development. Despite recognition of entrepreneurship on the road to global economic development, a large body of research on the elements of entrepreneurship education remains unresolved. Are these behaviors inherent to human beings, their genetic code, their psychological traits, or can students, young children, and even adults, be taught how to become an entrepreneur? This book presents several chapters following different approaches to answer these questions. Researchers explore education programs in different countries, they show experiences in entrepreneurship education, explain how to teach entrepreneurial skills, cultural issues, and propose some orientations and reflections on entrepreneurship education.


Author : Michael M. Gielnik
Melissa S. Cardon
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2020-12-30
Page : 410
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 1000336832
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The Psychology of Entrepreneurship: New Perspectives is an update of the earlier landmark volume in the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Organizational Frontiers Series. This new book takes stock of the advances in the field of the psychology of entrepreneurship with all new chapters and presents the latest findings on traditional topics, such as cognition, motivation, affect, personality, and action. The Psychology of Entrepreneurship: New Perspectives compiles research of the most prolific scholars in the field to produce an overview of the most important psychological topics relevant to entrepreneurship. It includes novel insights into topics such as entrepreneurial cognition, intrapreneurship and innovation, leadership, entrepreneurial competencies, action theory, entrepreneurship training, and the process of entrepreneurship. Additionally, the updated volume presents new topics that have become more and more important in entrepreneurship research. These topics include affect, clinical psychology and disorders, biological correlates of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial teams, culture, identity, starting capital, failure and exit, contextual factors, age and demographic change, evidence-based entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurs’ well-being. With a collection of authors comprising experts who have developed the field over the last decade, The Psychology of Entrepreneurship: New Perspectives is vital to all students, scholars, and instructors interested in staying abreast of the most current, novel research and insights into the psychology of entrepreneurship.


Author : Ted Baker
Friederike Welter
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-09-15
Page : 500
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 1136218610
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Research in entrepreneurship has been booming, with perspectives from a range of disciplines and numerous developing schools of thought. It can be difficult for young scholars and even long-time researchers to find their way through the lush garden of ideas we see before us. The purpose of this book is to map the research terrain of entrepreneurship, providing the perfect starting point for new and existing researchers looking to explore. Topics covered range from emerging perspective, through issues at the core of the field to innovative methodologies. Starting off with a preface by Bill Gartner, each section of the book brings together a world class set of established leading researchers and rising stars. This considered, comprehensive and conclusive companion integrates the recent debates in entrepreneurship research under one cover, to provide a resource which will be useful across disciplinary boundaries and for a whole range of students and researchers.


Author : Kevin Mole
Monder Ram
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Release : 2011-11-23
Page : 232
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 0230358098
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How should we think about entrepreneurship? Should we focus on the psychology of people who become entrepreneurs or consider the groups that people belong to? Should we emphasize the incentives, context and environment that lead people to become entrepreneurial? This book presents different ways of thinking about entrepreneurship: instead of topics such as finance or opportunities, the book focuses on perspectives or ways of seeing. Written by leading experts, Perspectives in Entrepreneurship examines the emergence and development of entrepreneurship as an academic discipline. The book takes a critical look at the varying positions in the field and their overall contribution to entrepreneurship as a whole. Perspectives in Entrepreneurship is an essential text for upper level undergraduate and postgraduate students of entrepreneurship.


Author : Thomas N. Duening
Robert A. Hisrich
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2020-10-23
Page : 442
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN 13 : 0128223251
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Technology Entrepreneurship: Taking Innovation to the Marketplace, Third Edition provides a practical toolkit for potential entrepreneurs with technology backgrounds that will help them navigate complex issues such as raising capital, IP protection, product development, and more. The book's structure follows the entrepreneurial process in a step-by-step way, defining key terms and helping readers without business qualifications engage with the activities addressed. In addition, it covers a discussion of current trends and developments relevant for tomorrow’s entrepreneurs. In-depth information on the practicalities of technology entrepreneurship are combined with experience from academics to provide a unique resource on how to approach this crucial subject. Presents an intense focus on product design and development, with customers and markets in mind Includes extensive discussions on intellectual property development, management and protection Provides potent insights into marketing and selling technology products to the global marketplace Covers techniques for forecasting financials, raising funds, establishing venture valuation, and exit strategies