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 can, at times, seem like a veritable jungle where finding one's way can prove to be difficult. This book functions as a map locating the most important issues: those where an acceptable consensus already exists, and those that remain open to discussion. In so doing, we have presented the accounts of distinguished explorers in their own words.
This reprint of a 1990 handbook (Prentice Hall), presented with a new preface and epilogue, focuses on building and operating rapid-growth companies based on new technological or marketing data. Baty and Blake's advice from their years of experience as entrepreneurs and educators asserts that while
Introducing a major new resource for modern entrepreneurship courses, Entrepreneurship unpacks the theory and practice of enterprise for students, revealing its capabilities and limitations, the processes and the skills, to provide the complete introduction for today’s courses.The text employs a flexible 3-part structure – starting with entrepreneurship as a process, the entrepreneur as a person, and finally how entrepreneurs create value – to acknowledge that entrepreneurship unfolds in a wide range of diverse contexts.Reflecting the rapid growth of the course and the accompanying pressures on lecturers and students, the highly experienced author team deploy a comprehensive pedagogical framework throughout every chapter accompanied by a full set of online lecturer support materials, while a unique set of integrative cases prepared by international academics help consolidate key themes and learning objectives.
This new collection provides a much needed retrospective view of the key academic work published in this area. The papers here highlight the importance of studying entrepreneurship from a wide range of perspectives, including research that derives from economics, history, sociology, psychology and from different business disciplinary bases such as marketing, finance and strategy. The overall focus in this set is on "entrepreneurial" activity, rather than specifically small or family-owned business and favours research articles over those that deal purely with practice.
Entrepreneurs exist in every country but the nature and level of entrepreneurial activity differs remarkably. Why is this? What shapes the level of entrepreneurial activity in each country? What defines entrepreneurial activity? As more and more teaching and research into entrepreneurship reflects its often international nature, the need for literature reflecting this grows. This concise new textbook provides an introduction to topics in entrepreneurship in a global context; focusing on how enterprise works across the world. Important topics such as financing, innovation and (anti) social enterprise are discussed in detail throughout the text and examples and case studies are used to illustrate the application of different theoretical and conceptual approaches to entrepreneurship and the role it plays in developed, emerging and transitional economies. Entrepreneurship: A Global Perspective is suitable for both final year undergraduate and postgraduate courses in enterprise and is likely to appeal particularly to student groups with a strong international element.
Entrepreneurship is usually associated with individuals and small companies. In this book, John Forbat covers characteristics you will need to succeed, issues that start-ups face, management and company politics, and how necessity can be a real mother of invention.
ENTREPRENEURSHIP: AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE presents thought-provoking insight into the reasons for cultural discrepancies in entrepreneurial behavior, supported by real-life case studies. Each geographical study includes an overview of key feature influencing entrepreneurship within a particular region and addresses factors that encourage or prevent entrepreneurial activity within that society.