The Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Contexts

Context is everything in entrepreneurship research. This book compellingly demonstrates the ways in which the distinctive European cultural, societal and geographic environments enable research into new entrepreneurial phenomena.


Author: Ulla Hytti

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788110990


Page: 224

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Context is everything in entrepreneurship research. This book compellingly demonstrates the ways in which the distinctive European cultural, societal and geographic environments enable research into new entrepreneurial phenomena. It also gives guidance as to how future research should endeavour to understand the influences of context.

The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship

The contributions in the second part of this Volume (Chapters 5–8) analyze
alternative entrepreneurial contexts and the way in which they motivate
individuals to act entrepreneurially or discourage them from doing so.
Entrepreneurial ...


Author: Maria Minniti

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191652691

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 348

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Learning about entrepreneurship has major implications for the way we understand economic change and progress. At a time when governments all over the world look to entrepreneurship as a way to increase the wealth and well-being of their countries, The Dynamics of Entrepreneurship examines the causes of differences in entrepreneurial propensity between individuals, the factors that explain variations in the type and quantity of entrepreneurship at the aggregate level, and the macroeconomic implications of entrepreneurship. Using Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) data, the book brings together contributions from leading scholars to provide a comprehensive overview of current scholarship on entrepreneurial activity. Discussed topics include entrepreneurial motivation, gender and migration, entrepreneurial financing, urban entrepreneurship, growth-oriented entrepreneurship, economic growth, and regional entrepreneurship policies. The book concludes by summarizing its contribution to existing literature, with particular attention paid to the policy implications and the ongoing debate on entrepreneurship.

Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Conceptualization of Coopetition Dynamics in Entrepreneurial Clusters:The
CIMEE Model (Coopetitive Innovation ... on coopetition and entrepreneurial
clusters to develop a framework for coopetitive innovation in entrepreneurial


Author: Academic Conferences and Publishing Limited

Publisher: Academic Conferences Limited

ISBN: 9781909507937

Category: Creative ability in business

Page: 356

View: 442

Entrepreneurial Strategy

In our attempt to understand the dynamics of entrepreneurship as renewal in
mature and declining contexts, our analysis broadly covers different areas of
study, mainly industrial economics and business strategy. We believe that this ...


Author: Lucio Cassia

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781958165

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 295

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Entrepreneurial Strategy aims to revive the debate on the role of entrepreneurship in the context of mature business. The authors contend that mature and declining industries are increasingly dominated by the negative pressure of external factors but they are also embedded with a potential renewed role for entrepreneurship because the industry forces as a whole tend to break up, leaving space for strategic business innovation.

The Dynamics Between Entrepreneurship Environment and Education

More specifically, at a conceptual level, our research design integrates
multidimensional and dynamic approaches of growth ... In the entrepreneurship
context, recent authors emphasized the underlying assumption of the growth
process, ...


Author: Alain Fayolle

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781848445017

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

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The book. . . does exactly what the editors say it does, it delivers a rich variety of European research. . . it comprehensively inspires important and worthwhile dialogue. Anne M.J. Smith, International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Innovation This overview of the current research in the field will provide academics, researchers and policy makers with new insights through which to understand the contextual dimensions and the broadening aspects of the current state-of-the-art in European research. International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education The authors of the chapters offer a broad variety of topics and approaches that significantly contribute to the understanding of changes in society, and the diversity of the contexts in which entrepreneurship occurs. I am convinced that the book will inspire a dialogue, not only among researchers, but also between research and policy-makers in order that the changes and dynamics of society be better understood. From the foreword by Hans Landström, Lund University, Sweden This book introduces the expanding European dialogue between entrepreneurship, environment and education. It considers the shape, dimensions and horizon of this multidisciplinary landscape in entrepreneurship research. The striking differences and contradictions in entrepreneurial activities, readiness and innovativeness within European countries and the proactive attitude and activities of European competitors impose a demand for a better understanding of the complex dynamics. The Dynamics between Entrepreneurship, Environment and Education reflects how the European landscape of entrepreneurship research is now more complex than ever. It presents an overview of the current state of entrepreneurship research in Europe and also reflects on the future directions of research in this field. The dynamics between entrepreneurship and society are evaluated, and the discussion is then continued from an education perspective. The authors also focus on the ability and capability of different kinds of ventures to compete in different contexts. This comprehensive overview of the current research in the field will provide academics, researchers and policy-makers with new insights through which to understand the contextual dimensions and the broadening aspects of the current state-of-the-art in European research.

The Competitive Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Market Entry

Second, we recognize that disruptive activity is entrepreneurial in its essence.
Over the past three decades, research in strategic management and organization
theory has uncovered insights into the factors that provide advantageous
contexts ...


Author: Gideon Markman

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9780857936417

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 552

View: 268

Research on general market entry usually focuses on large enterprises. Often, however, small entrants can alter the competitive dynamics of an industry. This volume brings together the most prominent thought leaders and the best research on the asymmetric entrant-incumbent dynamics. The ideas presented offer a more nuanced perspective on how, when, where and with what consequences small, single-product firms enter markets that are dominated by large, multiproduct and multimarket incumbents. Large enterprises often enjoy a number of advantages that young, small ventures (as well as matured, but still small firms) lack. These differences manifest not only in how large and small firms operate and in their resource-capability mix, but also in how they compete and interact with each other. Research on general market entry and competitive dynamics is extensive yet it focuses on entrants and incumbents that are of similar profile - similar size, comparable asset mixes, related product strategies, and equivalent organizational capabilities. The unique contribution of this volume is its concentration on asymmetric entrant-incumbent dynamics. Scholars and students in entrepreneurship, strategy, international business and related fields will find this excellent collection of key published and original material illuminating.

Handbook of Entrepreneurial Dynamics

The Process of Business Creation William B Gartner, William C. Gartner, Kelly G.
Shaver, Nancy M Carter, Paul D Reynolds ... Early scholars of the organizational
context in general ( e.g. , Ajzen , 1991 ) and the entrepreneurial context in ...


Author: William B Gartner

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761927581

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 575

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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.

Entrepreneurship in Context

Somehow, these dynamics play a crucial role in nascent entrepreneurs'
decisions to start and subsequently build a successful company. The case ofthe
Silicon Valley business context is only one example showing the relevance of
studying ...


Author: Marco van Gelderen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136624421

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Much research in entrepreneurship presents results as if they are universally and timelessly valid. Entrepreneurship in Context takes the opposite tack – it studies entrepreneurship as a context bound phenomenon. For entrepreneurship, the importance of context goes beyond gaining understanding and avoiding mistakes. The reciprocal influence exercised by the entrepreneurial venture and its corresponding context is at the very heart of the entrepreneur as an agent of change. The book addresses context in a narrow sense, i.e. a person’s life situation and local, situational characteristics. It also deals with wider contexts such as social, industry, cultural, ethnic, sustainability-related, institutional, and historical contexts. The book studies the interconnectedness of all these various sub-contexts. It zooms in on the actions that entrepreneurs take to involve, engage, and influence their context and shows the changing and dynamic nature of context. It provides lessons for entrepreneurs about which contextual elements should be prioritized, engaged and sought out.

Entrepreneurial Resourcefulness

The chapter will look at the actions which constitute resourcefulness in a post-
socialist environment and also explore the question whether resourcefulness is a
good or bad thing in these contexts. To explore entrepreneurial behavior ...


Author: Andrew C. Corbett

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781781900192

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 115

Explores the theme of "resources" in entrepreneurship, and examines entrepreneurs that persevere in uncertain times to build new businesses. The different perspectives gathered in this volume present new ways of thinking about how entrepreneurs acquire, borrow, and make use of resources in seemingly impossible environments.

Entrepreneurship Development in India

Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Behaviour in Economic Development : “
Challenging Task Ahead ” - Prof . ... There is high degree of risk and uncertainty
in economic world and in this context entrepreneurial behaviour is important as ...


Author: Anshuja Tiwari

Publisher: Sarup & Sons

ISBN: 8176257443

Category: Economic development

Page: 276

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Entrepreneurship and Business

However the portion of ties being 'complex' (see above) is the same in all three
contexts. Supplementary research into the dynamics of the personal networking
of young entrepreneurs in science parks suggest that their way of relating over ...


Author: Miguel-Angel Galindo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540709022

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

View: 356

Miguel-Ángel Galindo Martín, Joaquín Guzman Cuevas and Domingo Ribeiro Soriano University of Castilla-La Mancha, Albacete, Spain University of Sevilla, Sevilla, Spain University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain The economic growth and the progress of the nations have been two issues that have worried to the economists during centuries. The classical eco- mics books have developed different theories and considered several f- tors that could explain those processes. Unfortunately, a single answer has not been obtained and nowadays economists try also to achieve a response to the mechanism of economic growth. Economic growth has been considered as one of the most relevant e- nomic policy. As it is well known, the validity of an economic policy is measured in terms of economic growth rate. It is supposed that those countries that obtain a higher economic growth rate are designing more efficient economic policies than those that show lower rates. The main corollary to this hypothesis is that the developing countries must follow and copy the economic policies designed by the developed countries.

The Dynamics of Big Business

... the Second Industrial Revolution sectors, namely those industries where big
business emerged (Chandler 1962, 1977, ... hypothesize on the emergence of
the same entrepreneurial behavior in nations characterized by different contexts
and ...


Author: Veronica Binda

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134063352

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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Throughout the Twentieth Century, big business has been a basic institution. Large corporations have provided a fundamental contribution to the wealth of nations and, at the same time, have had a remarkable impact on the political and social systems within which they have operated. It is difficult to understand the development of the most advanced economies if we do not consider the specific evolution of big business in every national case. On the other hand, it is not possible to explain the shape and behavior of big business without considering its development as part of the history of the country in which they operate. The largest US, German, British and French firms were key actors in favoring their nations' development and, even at the end of the Twentieth Century, made a very important contribution to their growth. In many countries, a stable core of large corporations developed only relatively lately, or did not develop at all, and under these circumstances, big business was not able to significantly participate in the economic growth of such countries. Scholars who dealt with the economic history of Italy and Spain are generally unanimous in tagging these nations as industrial late-comers, ineffective in promoting big autochthonous private and State-owned firms, dominated by family companies, and characterized by a strong competitive advantage on the part of small and medium-sized enterprises. At the same time, Spanish and Italian business and economic historians have tended to say little about the role and features of big business. This book thus fills a significant gap in the work on the development of Southern European capitalism and its large corporations by analyzing the Italian and Spanish cases and comparing them with each other and with what has occurred in the United States and in the largest European nations. Examining both the macro dynamics (national but also supra national) and the micro level, utilizing samples of big corporations and going deeply into some company cases, this volume identifies some important protagonists of the Italian and Spanish economies (such as the State, families and foreign investors) and investigates a wider panorama which includes the political, economic and social relationships of the corporations, providing insights into the form of capitalism that exists in these countries.

Entrepreneurship in a Global Context

Nonetheless, overall these results suggest that, as expected by the theory, there
is an entrepreneurial positive supply-side response of workers to unemployment.
The effect of unemployment on entrepreneurship is complex. On the one hand, ...


Author: Sue Birley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134789924

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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Employing a multidisciplinary approach, the chapters cover all aspects of current entrepreneurship theory in multinational, economics, organizational sociology, marketing and finance. Other issues discussed include gender and networking, strategies in entrepreneurial growth, job satisfaction and franchising.

Some Entrepreneurial Aspects of Technology Business Incubators in Indian Context

The basic accent of India's policy for small-scale sector had been defensive,
aiming to protect this sector from the dynamics of the competitive growth. The
changing economic and liberalized scenario has removed this protection. The
new ...


Author: Sahib Sartaj Singh Dhaliwal

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656528623

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 165

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Doctoral Thesis / Dissertation from the year 2010 in the subject Business economics - Miscellaneous, grade: -, , course: PhD, language: English, abstract: ABSTRACT In present day economic turbulence, the new computing and communication techniques are changing our concepts of time and space, altering traditional patterns of work and spurring the growth of small entrepreneurial companies. But in both the developed and developing countries, many new ventures fail and for the few that survive and grow, there are numerous problems. A challenge, then, is to transform the traditional ways of supporting small enterprises and the related programs of international assistance - in order to make them more cost effective for today’s competitive environment. ‘Business Incubation’ is emerging as one of the most innovative instruments to support small enterprise creation and development all over the world. This is relatively a recent innovative system, derived from the earlier SME support programs but with its own distinctive characteristics. The concept of nurturing start-up and early-stage groups at managed workspaces appears straightforward but is complex in structure and execution. Incubators provide local, on the-spot diagnosis and treatment of business problems, dramatically lowering the early stage failure rate. These are essentially the programs designed to accelerate the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services, developed and orchestrated by incubator management and offered both in the incubator and through its network of contacts. In Europe, US and many countries like China, Singapore and Thailand; the concept of incubation has developed significantly. The exceptionally fast growth of business incubators all over the world has baffled even the researchers. Business incubation theories, systems, strategies and techniques are getting transformed every day. In this direction in India, following on the world pattern, several initiatives have been taken over the last decade to encourage the concept of business incubation. A scheme on establishment of ‘Technology Business Incubators’ (TBI’s) in and around academic/R&D institutions was initiated by NSTEDB (National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board) during 2000-2001. These TBIs are being promoted to achieve objectives like: - Creation of technology based new enterprises, - Creating value added jobs & services, - Facilitating transfer of technology, - Fostering the entrepreneurial spirit, [...]

Handbook of Research on Family Business

... and flexible model that enhances the understanding of the dynamic role of
family within family business entrepreneurship through its systems orientation. It
explores the entrepreneurship of the business within the social context of the


Author: Panikkos Poutziouris

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781847204394

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 656

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. . . this Handbook is a good example . . . for those interested in giving a more articulated and solid flavour to their research. Andrea Colli, Business History The authors have taken a lot of pain in putting this Handbook together. As the name indicates, this is an excellent Handbook for researchers. Global Business Review The Handbook of Research on Family Business has collected and synthesized a broad variety of topics by notable researchers who share a common dedication to family business research. This Handbook provides a comprehensive treatment that advances the frontiers of knowledge in family business, provoking valuable thoughts and discussion. The Handbook serves as both an authoritative and comprehensive reference work for researchers investigating family enterprises. A. Bakr Ibrahim, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada Although family business research is a young discipline it is both necessary and important. For the wellbeing and future development of our society the survival of prosperous and passionate family business entrepreneurs is indispensable. In order to help the families in business to better understand how to succeed with their enterprises we need qualified and updated research. This book is the answer! Hans-Jacob Bonnier, Bonnier Business Press Group, Sweden and 6th Generation Chairman of the Family Business Network International This Handbook is a unique compilation of the most important and the best recent family business research. The field has grown so rapidly that this effort will be a mark for the research to follow. The Handbook of Research on Family Business will be the reference for scholars in family business for many years to come. It will also stimulate new ideas in research. John L. Ward, IMD, Switzerland and Northwestern University, US The Handbook of Research on Family Business provides a comprehensive first port of call for those wishing to survey progress in the theory and practice of family business research. In response to the extensive growth of family business as a topic of academic inquiry, the principal objective of the Handbook is to provide an authoritative and scholarly overview of current thinking in this multidisciplinary field. The contributors examine recent advances in the study of family business, which has undertaken significant strides in terms of theory building, empirical rigour, development of sophisticated survey instruments, systematic measurement of family business activity, use of alternative research methodologies and deployment of robust tools of analysis. A wide selection of empirical studies addressing the current family business research agenda are presented, and issues and topics explored include: validation of the protagonist role that family firms play in social-economic spheres; operational and definitional issues surrounding what constitutes a family business; historical development of the field of family business; methodologies encompassing micro and macro perspectives; challenges to the orthodox microeconomic view of homo-economicus firms by highlighting the virtues of family influence and social capital. Comprising contributions from leading researchers credited with shaping the family business agenda, this Handbook will prove an invaluable reference tool for students, researchers, academics and practitioners involved with the family business arena.

The Intentional Entrepreneur

Some of this context is obvious . But much more is subtle and unspoken . All of
these external forces shape the marketplace that surrounds the new venture .
The most discerning entrepreneurs listen to and understand that market context .


Author: David L. Bodde

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0075614146

Category: Entrepreneurship

Page: 216

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The Entrepreneurship Dynamic

This outstanding work will be required reading for all entrepreneurship scholars. Andrew H. Van de Ven, University of Minnesota A detailed and fresh look at the conceptual end of the business of making money in developed societies.


Author: Claudia Bird Schoonhoven

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804737908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 451

View: 625

New organizations do not emerge full blown from the idiosyncratic minds of individual entrepreneurs. Their ideas for new organizations, their ability to acquire capital and other essential resources, and their likelihood of survival as entrepreneurs derive from the contexts in which they live and work. The Entrepreneurship Dynamic explores the conditions that prompt the founding of large numbers of new organizations or entirely new industries, and the effects on existing industries, economies, and societies.

Handbook of Research Methods on Social Entrepreneurship

... sensitivity to local cultural and social conditions as well as the particular
dynamics of continuously shifting contexts. ... we conclude with an outline of the
principal strengths and weaknesses of AR in the context of social


Author: R. Seymour

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781001059

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 279

Defining 'social entrepreneurship' has in the past proved problematic, and debate continues concerning what it does and does not entail and encompass. This unique book frames the debates surrounding the phenomenon and argues that many of the difficulties relating to the study of social entrepreneurship are rooted in methodological issues. Highlighting these issues, the book sets out ideas and implications for researchers using alternative methodologies. Contributors expertly present practical guides for researchers, setting out appropriate strategies and methods that can be adopted to explore and understand social entrepreneurship. Chapters deal with research strategies such as storytelling, action research and the case study, as well as the methods appropriate for understanding discourse, large data sets, and networks. The book also explores some challenges for researchers, and will be of particular interest to early career researchers or researchers first approaching the field.