Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics

Author: William B Gartner
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761927587
Format: PDF
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The Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics provides an important forum for scholars to generate new theory, identify promising research directions, and present important insights to a very wide audience of scholars in entrepreneurship. The book is formed by empirical research from the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED), and is the first attempt to develop a comprehensive and thoroughly representative portrait of entrepreneurial activity in the United States that can be applied to other countries. In order to study individuals as their businesses and organizations take shape, this study located and studied nascent entrepreneurs while in the process of building their enterprises.

Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind

Author: Alan L. Carsrud
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441904430
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Interest in the functioning of the human mind can certainly be traced to Plato and Aristotle who often dealt with issues of perceptions and motivations. While the Greeks may have contemplated the human condition, the modern study of the human mind can be traced back to Sigmund Freud (1900) and the psychoanalytic movement. He began the exploration of both conscious and unconscious factors that propelled humans to engage in a variety of behaviors. While Freud’s focus may have been on repressed sexuality our focus in this volume lies elsewhere. We are concerned herein with the expression of the cognitions, motivations, passions, intentions, perceptions, and emotions associated with entrepreneurial behaviors. We are attempting in this volume to expand on the work of why entrepreneurs think d- ferently from other people (Baron, 1998, 2004). During the decade of the 1990s the eld of entrepreneurship research seemingly abandoned the study of the entrepreneur. This was the result of earlier research not being able to demonstrate some unique entrepreneurial personality, trait, or char- teristic (Brockhaus and Horwitz, 1986). It was both a naïve and simplistic search for the “holy grail” of what made entrepreneurs the way they are. However, many of the researchers in this volume have never gave up the belief that a better und- standing of the mind of the entrepreneur would give us a better understanding of the processes that lead to the creation of new ventures.

Revisiting the Entrepreneurial Mind

Author: Malin Brännback
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319455443
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The book explores various aspects of cognitive and motivational psychology as they impact entrepreneurial behavior. Building upon the 2009 volume, Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind, the editors and contributors explore the cognitions, motivations, passions, intentions, perceptions, and emotions associated with entrepreneurial behaviors, in each case preserving their original chapters and enhancing them with thoughtful and targeted updates, reflecting on the most recent developments in theory and practice, telling the story of what has transpired in the last decade in the field of entrepreneurial psychology. The volume addresses such questions as: Why do some people start business and others do not? Is entrepreneurship a natural quality or can it be taught? Do entrepreneurs think differently from others? While there is a great deal of literature exploring the dynamics of new firm creation, policies to promote innovation and technology transfer, and the psychology of creativity; research on entrepreneurial mindset or cognition is relatively new, and draws largely from such related fields as organizational behavior, cognitive and social psychology, career development, and consumer research. In this book, editors Brännback and Carsrud have reassembled the contributors to Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind to discuss new research paradigms given their vantage point years after the original volume was published. Featuring the most current literature references, Revisiting the Entrepreneurial Mind continues to challenge conventional approaches to entrepreneurship and articulate an agenda for future research.

Business Creation in the United States

Author: Paul Davidson Reynolds
Publisher: Now Publishers Inc
ISBN: 1601980965
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Business Creation in the United States presents the results of The Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics [PSED] II and is the only nationally representative dataset of new business creation providing a critical source of information on the early stages of the entrepreneurial process. It is designed to provide an overview which can form the basis for exploring more issues relevant to specific theories or conceptual frameworks.

The Wiley Handbook of Entrepreneurship

Author: Gorkan Ahmetoglu
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118970837
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A future of entrepreneurship research : domain, data, theory and impact -- Entrepreneurship as a process : empirical evidence for entrepreneurial engagement levels -- Types and roles of productive entrepreneurship : a conceptual study -- Towards a theory of entrepreneurial behavior -- The psychology of entrepreneurship: a selective review and a path forward -- Tools entrepreneurs need for making converting dreams to reality - and achieving success -- Creativity and entrepreneurship : a process perspective -- The dark side of the entrepreneurial personality : undesirable or maladaptive traits and behaviors associated with entrepreneurs -- Female entrepreneurship and iq -- The person in social entrepreneurship : a systematic review of research on the social entrepreneurial -- An individual differences framework for studying entrepreneurial tendencies -- Genetics of entrepreneurship -- Biology and entrepreneurship -- 'Born, not made' and other beliefs about entrepreneurial ability -- Corporate entrepreneurship & innovation : today's leadership challenge -- Unravelling the black box of new venture team processes -- The knowledge spillover theory of entrepreneurship and the strategic management of places -- The effect of new business formation for regional development -- National culture and entrepreneurship -- Management of entrepreneurial ecosystems -- International entrepreneurship and networks

New Firm Creation in the United States

Author: Paul D. Reynolds
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387095233
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This research program began in 1993. The idea of developing representative samples of those active in the business creation process, now called nascent entrepreneurs, developed from the success of using regional characteristics to 1 predict variations in new firm birth rates in six countries. The initial purpose was to determine those external factors that encouraged individuals to initiate the business creation process and become, as they are now called, nascent entrepreneurs. The research procedures, mainly the critical aspects of the scre- ing procedures, were developed with the Survey Research Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin in Madison to complete the Wisconsin Entrepreneurial 2 Climate Study. Support for an initial test with a national sample was provided by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan. Richard Curtin became involved with the incorporation of the screening module as part 3 of the Survey of Consumers in October and November in 1993. The success of these efforts in providing a detailed description of the ent- preneurial process based on representative samples led to substantial interest among entrepreneurial scholars. A founding team of Nancy Carter, William Gartner, and Paul Reynolds was able to organize the Entrepreneurial Research Consortium (ERC), a collaborative network of 34 research units that shared the financial cost and sweat equity required to implement the first national project, 4 PSED I.

Entrepreneurial Women New Management and Leadership Models 2 volumes

Author: Louise Kelly
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440800782
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Women are now leading companies and other enterprises in significant numbers—in developing countries as well as the Western world. This set examines the specific ways in which entrepreneurial women create success and considers how the growing prevalence of female entrepreneurs will change the world. • Presents ideas and information contributed by highly respected leaders, authors, thinkers, and entrepreneurs in the field • Offers findings from studies on women entrepreneurs around the world that readers will be able to apply to their own businesses • Provides examples of how successful women entrepreneurs develop marketing plans and promote themselves and their businesses effectively • Documents how women demonstrate a more networked leadership style that has elements of altruism and connection to the community rather than strictly using wealth creation as a motivation for success

Entrepreneurship and New Value Creation

Author: Alain Fayolle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139467700
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Why do some individuals decide they want to create businesses and then actually do so? Why do others decide against this course of action, even though they appear to have what it takes to succeed? These two questions were among the first that researchers in the field of entrepreneurship tried to answer. Recently, it seems that the problem is much more difficult to solve than it first appeared thirty years ago. The venture creation phenomenon is a complex one, covering a wide variety of situations. The purpose of this book is to improve our understanding of this complexity by offering both a theory of the entrepreneurial process and practical advice on how to start a new business and manage it effectively. Entrepreneurship and New Value Creation is a fascinating, research-driven book that will appeal to graduate students, researchers and reflective practitioners concerned with the dynamics of the entrepreneurial process.

Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies

Author: Colin C. Williams
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317535146
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Routledge Handbook of Entrepreneurship in Developing Economies is a landmark volume that offers a uniquely comprehensive overview of entrepreneurship in developing countries. Addressing the multi-faceted nature of entrepreneurship, chapters explore a vast range of subject areas including education, economic policy, gender and the prevalence and nature of informal sector entrepreneurship. In order to understand the process of new venture creation in developing economies, what it means to be engaged in entrepreneurship in a developing world context must be addressed. This handbook does so by exploring the difficulties, risks and rewards associated with being an entrepreneur, and evaluates the impacts of the environment, relationships, performance and policy dynamics on small and entrepreneurial firms in developing economies. The handbook brings together a unique collection of over forty international researchers who are all actively engaged in studying entrepreneurship in a developing world context. The chapters offer concise but detailed perspectives and explanations on key aspects of the subject across a diverse array of developing economies, spanning Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe. In doing so, the chapters highlight the heterogeneity of entrepreneurship in developed economies, and contribute to the on-going policy discourses for managing and promoting entrepreneurial growth in the developing world. The book will be of great interest to scholars, students and policymakers in the areas of development economics, business and management, public policy and development studies.

Entrepreneurial Process and Social Networks

Author: Alain Fayolle
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 178536488X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Entrepreneurship is undoubtedly a social process and creating a firm requires both the mobilization of social networks and the use of social capital. This book addresses the gap that exists between the need to take these factors into consideration and the understanding of how network relationships are developed and transformed across the venturing process.