Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics

Author: William B Gartner
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452261954
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The chapters in The Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics provide the rationale for questionnaires used in the Panel Study of Entrepreneurial Dynamics (PSED). The PSED is a research program that was initiated to provide systematic, reliable, and generalizable data on important features of the new business creation process. The PSED includes information on the proportion and characteristics of the adult population involved in efforts to start businesses, the activities and characteristics that comprise the nature of the business start-up process, and the proportion and characteristics of those business start-up efforts that actually become new businesses. The handbook also describes the PSED data collection process; provides documentation of the interview schedules, codebooks, data preparation and weighting scheme; as well as offers examples of how analyses of PSED data might be conducted. The authors identify specific measures that can be used to operationalize theory as well as provide evidence from the PSED data sets on these measures' reliability and validity.

Business Creation

Author: Paul D. Reynolds
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1788118359
Format: PDF, Docs
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Business creation, or entrepreneurship, is a major source of national economic growth and adaptation as well as an important career choice for millions. In this insightful book, Paul D. Reynolds presents an overview of the major factors associated with contemporary business creation, reflecting representative samples of US early stage nascent ventures, and emphasizing the unique features of the one-third that achieve profitability. This in-depth assessment includes empirical descriptions of a broad range of relevant features of the entrepreneurial process. By using representative samples of nascent entrepreneurs and ventures in the US, it allows extrapolation to US populations of entrepreneurs, pre-profit ventures, and activity in all economic sectors. Outcomes including profitability and disengagement are identified in multiple follow-up interviews.A useful resource for scholars concerned with business creation, this book also makes an engaging supplementary course book for upper division and graduate courses in business plan creation and research methods. Policy analysts emphasizing programs and policies to enhance business creation will also find it enlightening.

Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind

Author: Alan L. Carsrud
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441904430
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Determinanten der Markteintrittsreihenfolge von imitativen Internet Start ups

Author: Gutberlet Stefan
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3834971391
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Eine lang anhaltende Debatte in der managementwissenschaftlichen Literatur kreist um den Zusammenhang zwischen der Markteintrittsreihenfolge und dem daraus resultierenden Unternehmenserfolg. Daran anknüpfend untersucht Stefan Gutberlet am Beispiel von imitativen Unternehmensgründungen in der Internetökonomie, welche Faktoren überhaupt erst dazu führen, ob ein Unternehmen früh oder spät in den Markt eintritt. Auf der Basis eines selbst entwickelten Forschungsmodells überprüft er die aufgestellten Hypothesen mit Hilfe einer Online-Befragung von Unternehmensgründern und leitet theoretische wie auch praktische Implikationen ab.

Entrepreneurship and New Value Creation

Author: Alain Fayolle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139467700
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Handbook of Research on Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship

Author: Leo Paul Dana
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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'Professor Dana and his colleagues have carefully and successfully put together a collection of chapters on ethnic minority entrepreneurship from all parts of the world. the book comprises eight parts and 49 chapters. Undoubtedly, given the massive size and content of a 835-page book, it is fair to ask, is it value for money? the answer is unequivocally yes! A further comment on the content of the book should probably reassure potential readers and buyers of the book. . . This collection is undoubtedly rich, creative and varied in many respects. Therefore, it will be of great benefit to researchers and scholars alike. . . I will strongly recommend this book to researchers, students, teachers and policy-makers.' - Aminu Mamman, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research

Prescriptive Entrepreneurship

Author: James O. Fiet
Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub
Format: PDF, ePub
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'James O. Fiet can be applauded for pioneering the area of prescriptive entrepreneurship and laying the ground for related research so that future generations of entrepreneurship students would eventually get in the classroom what they are really looking for, namely a theoretically grounded and empirically tested prescription of how to become a successful entrepreneur.' - Jurgita Baltrusaityte-Axelson, International Small Business Journal