This book draws attention to the classics, seminal articles in entrepreneurship that have made profound contributions to the field’s emergence, development, and maturity. In each chapter, a classic is identified, ideas contained therein that are still relevant to the field are discussed, and subsequently follow-up research that is being conducted based on these ideas is highlighted, including possible areas of future research. Scholars will embrace this systematic effort to identify and reveal the contribution of classic articles in entrepreneurship research and their impact on subsequent scholarship.
Small Business: Creating Value Through Entrepreneurship offers a balanced approach to the core concepts of starting, managing, and working in a small business. An ideal textbook for undergraduate courses in small business management and entrepreneurship, the book offers a student-friendly pedagogical framework that blends foundational research on small business with the real-world practice of business ownership. Relevant examples are provided throughout the text, bringing key concepts to life while providing a realistic view of what it takes to create a successful and sustainable small business. Organized into five streamlined sections—a small business overview, paths to small business ownership, financial and legal issues, ways to grow a small business, and discussion of the “Entrepreneur’s Dilemma”—the text offers a diverse range of relatable examples drawn from both actual businesses and from depictions of entrepreneurship in popular media. Each clear and accessible chapter features discussion questions, mini-case studies, further reading lists, and color visual displays designed to enhance the learning experience and strengthen student engagement and comprehension.
This Research Handbook provides a solid foundation for exploring the vibrant field of strategic entrepreneurship, with an examination of important topics from theoretical, psychological and economic perspectives. PhD students, scholars and researchers alike who want to investigate further into strategic entrepreneurship in depth as well as uncharted territories, will find this Research Handbook a valuable resource.
The purpose of this book is to identify and analyze modern classics in entrepreneurship research with the goal of highlighting cutting-edge themes in the work of various scholars that are pushing the boundaries of the field, post 2000. As the entrepreneurship field matures, it is important to identify the novel contributions that will help shape the next decades of scholarship, by providing scholars with the concepts, frameworks, and approaches needed to help develop the new theories and practices of entrepreneurship. By focusing on emerging key contributions, this book takes a stance that sets it apart from other similar works by scholars that have focused only on existing themes rather than those that will characterize the relationship between entrepreneurship and new technological advances, growing inequalities, gender, diversity and inclusion, and socio-political shifts in the landscape of entrepreneurial ecosystems, allowing for critical and new conversations on entrepreneurship to take shape. This book will provide discussion on emergent themes and approaches that will continue to build the future of entrepreneurship as an exciting and rigorous academic discipline.
Awarded every year since 1996, the Global Award for Entrepreneurship Research (GAER) recognizes outstanding contributions in quality and importance to scientific research in entrepreneurship. This book examines the work of GAER award winners (1996–2020), discusses major contributions to the field, identifies critiques of their work, and highlights directions for future research. Students and faculty will find this book to be a rich resource for understanding the impact of leading entrepreneurship scholars.