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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Evolving Economies - The Role of Law (Hardcover): Megan M. Carpenter Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Evolving Economies - The Role of Law (Hardcover)
Megan M. Carpenter
R2,426 Discovery Miles 24 260 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The very foundation of the economy is changing. Across the United States, primary and secondary sector industries are no longer as viable as they once were - because the particular businesses are no longer profitable, because the underlying resources are no longer as plentiful or desirable, or because human activity is not essential to various aspects of an industry's operations. As economies evolve from traditional industrial resources, such as mining and manufacturing, to `new' resources, such as information and content, innovation and entrepreneurship are key. Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Evolving Economies examines the role of law in supporting innovation and entrepreneurship in communities whose economies are in transition. It contains a collection of works from different perspectives and tackles tough questions regarding policy and practice, including how support for entrepreneurship can be translated into policy. Additionally, this collection addresses more concrete questions of practical efficacy, including measures of how successful or unsuccessful legal efforts to incentivize entrepreneurship may be, through intellectual property law and otherwise, and what might define success to begin with. Expertly researched and widely accessible, Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Evolving Economies will appeal especially to students and scholars of innovation, law, and entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship as Experience - How Events Create Ventures and Ventures Create Entrepreneurs (Hardcover): Michael H. Morris,... Entrepreneurship as Experience - How Events Create Ventures and Ventures Create Entrepreneurs (Hardcover)
Michael H. Morris, Christopher G. Pryor, Minet Schindehutte
R2,525 Discovery Miles 25 250 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Do entrepreneurs create ventures or do venture experiences create entrepreneurs? The authors of Entrepreneurship as Experience propose that the answer is `both'. This important volume examines how individuals experience the creation of a venture as it happens and how that experience determines the types of entrepreneur and venture that ultimately emerge. In essence, entrepreneurship is an experience consisting of large numbers of key events such as a first sale, hiring a first employee, losing a big account - events that are processed and made sense of by the entrepreneur. They produce cognitive, emotional and physiological responses, which impact decision-making and behavior. The result is an experience that is purposive, diverse, uncertain, ambiguous and transformative - and unique to each individual. Here, the authors argue that as experience unfolds both entrepreneur and venture are being constructed and emerge in unique forms. This experiential view introduces an entirely new lens through which entrepreneurship can be examined. Entrepreneurship as Experience comprises chapters dedicated to sociological, anthropological and psychological research related to human experiencing; the volume presents a new frame for understanding the role of emotions and feelings in venture creation and lays out a conceptual framework for understanding how real-time experiencing informs the entrepreneurial process. New insights are provided regarding how the entrepreneurial mindset and an entrepreneurial identity are formed, and why entrepreneurs take on certain traits and develop certain competencies. Further, the authors put forth new approaches to conducting research on the entrepreneurial experience. Students - advanced as well as undergraduate - and scholars of entrepreneurship, innovation, strategy and management will find themselves turning often to the ideas and research presented here.

Historical Foundations of Entrepreneurship Research (Paperback): Hans Landstrom, Franz T. Lohrke Historical Foundations of Entrepreneurship Research (Paperback)
Hans Landstrom, Franz T. Lohrke
R1,030 Discovery Miles 10 300 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book historicizes entrepreneurship research, its primary thesis being `history matters'. Expert contributors discuss the field's long history and explore whether it has developed a mature and comprehensive knowledge base. The intellectual roots of several important theories are then examined in depth because, as entrepreneurship research has become more theory driven, and scholars have borrowed theories from many different fields, it becomes increasingly important to understand their origin. Finally, the book demonstrates how economic history research (for example, the historical and institutional context of entrepreneurial behaviour) can contribute to our understanding of entrepreneurship. Providing a broad overview of myriad theories and both their development and utilization in extant entrepreneurship research, this book will prove a fascinating and illuminating read for students, researchers and academics in the field of entrepreneurship.

Handbook of Research on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Paperback): David B. Audretsch, Oliver Falck, Stephan Heblich, Adam... Handbook of Research on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Paperback)
David B. Audretsch, Oliver Falck, Stephan Heblich, Adam Lederer
R1,139 Discovery Miles 11 390 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This path-breaking Handbook analyses the foundations, social desirability, institutions and geography of innovation and entrepreneurship. Leading researchers use their outstanding expertise to investigate various aspects in the context of innovation and entrepreneurship such as growth, knowledge production and spillovers, technology transfer, the organization of the firm, industrial policy, financing, small firms and start-ups, and entrepreneurship education as well as the characteristics of the entrepreneur. There is much in this Handbook that will prove to be informative and stimulating, especially for academics and post-graduate students in economics and management. Those starting a PhD in innovation or entrepreneurship will find this book essential reading.

International Research Handbook on Successful Women Entrepreneurs (Paperback): Sandra L. Fielden, Marilyn J. Davidson International Research Handbook on Successful Women Entrepreneurs (Paperback)
Sandra L. Fielden, Marilyn J. Davidson
R746 Discovery Miles 7 460 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This informative Handbook examines successful women small business owners in both developed and emergent countries around the globe and, in particular, focuses on women entrepreneur success stories. The contributors expertly identify the issues that underpin the success of women small business owners around the globe. Each chapter provides an up-to-date, country-specific review of women's position in employment and small business ownership and addresses the structural and contextual barriers. They also highlight two cases studies about successful women business owners, and consider strategies relating to the development of women's business ownership by exploring practical initiatives that have worldwide transferability. International Research Handbook on Successful Women Entrepreneurs will prove essential reading for students and academics in the fields of entrepreneurship, international business and gender studies. It will also be of invaluable interest to policy-makers, government officials, and those in traditional markets who wish to understand the nature of small business ownership for women in developing and emerging countries.

Entrepreneurship - An Evidence-Based Guide (Paperback): Robert A. Baron Entrepreneurship - An Evidence-Based Guide (Paperback)
Robert A. Baron
R671 Discovery Miles 6 710 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The early years of the 21st Century could well be called the `decade(s) of the entrepreneur'. Entrepreneurship is an often-featured topic in magazine and newspaper articles, popular television shows and major films. Universities have added courses, departments, and even schools of entrepreneurship to their catalogs, and governments at all levels are competing to develop programs to encourage entrepreneurship. A key reason behind this growing interest is the widely held belief - supported by economic data - that entrepreneurship is a powerful engine of economic growth. By presenting accurate knowledge about entrepreneurship itself, this book serves to convert the rising tide of interest in entrepreneurship into advice and guidance that can actually assist entrepreneurs in achieving their goals. In order to do so, this book presents evidence-based information concerning the factors that encourage entrepreneurship's emergence, including the conditions that shape its outcomes and how it unfolds as a process. This text draws on two key sources of knowledge - input from entrepreneurs and the findings of systematic empirical research. As the sub-title suggests, however, emphasis is placed on the latter whenever possible because the information individual entrepreneurs possess cannot readily serve as the basis for general principles or guidelines since it is unique to each entrepreneur. By combining evidence-based knowledge with the hard-earned wisdom of experienced entrepreneurs, this volume offers a balanced and inclusive guide useful to both current and aspiring entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is indeed a driving force of economic growth. But beyond that, it is also a key mechanism through which human creativity, ingenuity, skill, and energy are converted into tangible outcomes that can, and often do, change the world in ways that enhance and enrich human welfare. This volume will be of particular interest to students of entrepreneurship in a broad array of fields ranging from business and management to engineering and governance. Suitable for undergraduate courses and graduate programs alike, this book is frontier blazing in its own right and will help those who read it be so as well.

Technological Entrepreneurship in China - How Does it Work? (Hardcover): Claudio Petti Technological Entrepreneurship in China - How Does it Work? (Hardcover)
Claudio Petti
R2,065 Discovery Miles 20 650 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Bringing technologies to the market, thereby creating profits, high-qualified jobs and industrial upgrading is one of the means by which China can fuel its brand new growth model based on innovation and sustainability. Much is known about the mechanisms of technological entrepreneurship. But how does this happen in China? Who is doing what? Is there a `Chinese way' to do technological entrepreneurship? This thought-provoking book provides readers with a closer look at these issues and clarifies them through a number of case studies discussed from the perspectives of both Chinese and international contributors. Technological Entrepreneurship in China offers a comprehensive and practical assessment of technological entrepreneurship in China. Exclusively based on cases, the book tackles the issues of technological entrepreneurship in China from a systemic view. In so doing the book provides an account of the main factors at work behind Chinese technological entrepreneurship and their interplay, the past and present transitions facing Chinese technology-based enterprises, and how those transitions were and are being dealt with. It offers a glimpse in a huge natural experiment that will prove insightful for both scholars and policymakers.

The laws of extreme success - Groundbreaking game rules for small to medium enterprises (Paperback, 2nd ed): Carl Bates The laws of extreme success - Groundbreaking game rules for small to medium enterprises (Paperback, 2nd ed)
Carl Bates
R215 Discovery Miles 2 150 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

The groundbreaking game rules contained in this book have inspired thousands of business owners to embark on the journey towards Extreme Business Success.

As small and medium business owners, we often make achieving outrageous success far harder than it should be. If you know the rules of the business game, it's so much easier to achieve success in every aspect of your business.

    In this book you will discover:
    •  the 12 Laws of Extreme Business Success, and how by understanding and applying them you can turn your "mind" into "millions"
    • that the bigger your "promise", the bigger your business can become
    • that to achieve success, you must move your passion from practicing your craft to creating an enterprise
    • why the right timing and rhythm creates momentum for your business, and how you can use this momentum to achieve Extreme Business Success
    • that when you take yourself and your business too seriously, you lose the pleasure of the journey
    • the importance of playing to win and leading your field
Entrepreneurship - An Evidence-Based Guide (Hardcover): Robert A. Baron Entrepreneurship - An Evidence-Based Guide (Hardcover)
Robert A. Baron
R2,398 Discovery Miles 23 980 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The early years of the 21st Century could well be called the `decade(s) of the entrepreneur'. Entrepreneurship is an often-featured topic in magazine and newspaper articles, popular television shows and major films. Universities have added courses, departments, and even schools of entrepreneurship to their catalogs, and governments at all levels are competing to develop programs to encourage entrepreneurship. A key reason behind this growing interest is the widely held belief - supported by economic data - that entrepreneurship is a powerful engine of economic growth. By presenting accurate knowledge about entrepreneurship itself, this book serves to convert the rising tide of interest in entrepreneurship into advice and guidance that can actually assist entrepreneurs in achieving their goals. In order to do so, this book presents evidence-based information concerning the factors that encourage entrepreneurship's emergence, including the conditions that shape its outcomes and how it unfolds as a process. This text draws on two key sources of knowledge - input from entrepreneurs and the findings of systematic empirical research. As the sub-title suggests, however, emphasis is placed on the latter whenever possible because the information individual entrepreneurs possess cannot readily serve as the basis for general principles or guidelines since it is unique to each entrepreneur. By combining evidence-based knowledge with the hard-earned wisdom of experienced entrepreneurs, this volume offers a balanced and inclusive guide useful to both current and aspiring entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship is indeed a driving force of economic growth. But beyond that, it is also a key mechanism through which human creativity, ingenuity, skill, and energy are converted into tangible outcomes that can, and often do, change the world in ways that enhance and enrich human welfare. This volume will be of particular interest to students of entrepreneurship in a broad array of fields ranging from business and management to engineering and governance. Suitable for undergraduate courses and graduate programs alike, this book is frontier blazing in its own right and will help those who read it be so as well.

Minorities in Entrepreneurship - An International Review (Hardcover): Glenice J. Wood, Marilyn J. Davidson, Sandra L. Fielden Minorities in Entrepreneurship - An International Review (Hardcover)
Glenice J. Wood, Marilyn J. Davidson, Sandra L. Fielden
R2,043 Discovery Miles 20 430 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Although there is an expanding body of literature on the characteristics, aspirations, motivations, challenges and barriers of mainstream entrepreneurs, relatively little is known about whether these findings can be applied to the entrepreneurial activities of minority groups. This book addresses this short-fall and presents an international review of the characteristics, motivations and obstacles of eight minority groups: younger; older; women; ethnic; immigrant; lesbian, gay and bisexual; disabled; and indigenous entrepreneurs. The expert contributors discover enormous variability between these minority groups, such as in the motivators that either `pushed' or `pulled' individuals into an entrepreneurial venture, as well as diverse attitudes toward `success': some groups wanted to achieve financial security - others wanted to enhance their sense of self-worth, or to change existing social and economic circumstances. However, some striking similarities were noted: initial disadvantage often created a powerful impetus to starting up a business venture, and accessing finance was extremely difficult for many. Including comparative cross cultural data and case studies on the various minority groups reviewed, both post graduate students and undergraduate students studying entrepreneurship will find this book an invaluable resource. In addition, it will also be of interest to policy makers, governments and all those who wish to comprehend the nature of small business ownership for a wide range of minority business owners.

Intellectual Roots of Entrepreneurship Research (Hardcover): Hans Landstrom, Franz T. Lohrke Intellectual Roots of Entrepreneurship Research (Hardcover)
Hans Landstrom, Franz T. Lohrke
R8,540 Discovery Miles 85 400 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This single volume includes classic works on the theoretical foundations of entrepreneurship research and provides important groundwork for future investigations. Professor Landstroem and Professor Lohrke have carefully selected the seminal, currently relevant and, in many cases, difficult-to-access studies within the field, covering the entrepreneurial processes of opportunity recognition, evaluation and exploitation. Reflecting the heavily interdisciplinary nature of the research, many of the papers have a basis in the spheres of economics, social sciences and strategic management. With an informative original introduction by the editors, the volume offers a broad overview of the field and will prove invaluable in providing scholars and students with a strong historical grounding in entrepreneurship research.

Handbook of Research on Born Globals (Hardcover, Annotated edition): Mika Gabrielsson, V.H. Manek Kirpalani Handbook of Research on Born Globals (Hardcover, Annotated edition)
Mika Gabrielsson, V.H. Manek Kirpalani
R3,736 Discovery Miles 37 360 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This impressive Handbook provides a dynamic perspective on the development of successful born global firms, including evolutionary phases and pathways of growth, emergence of entire born global industries, role of founders' linkages, experience, culture and training, as well as collaboration with large MNEs. The expert contributors and the editors explore the origin and evolution of born globals and the changing history of this sector. They outline the training involved in developing international intellectual entrepreneurs and study the effects of different cultures on the origin and growth of born globals. The Handbook focuses on the different types of born globals that emerge from the general set of SMEs - ranging from the pure born globals to the born again globals, the born regionals, and their sub group of born again regionals. It also innovatively differentiates these from internationalizing SMEs and international new ventures. Providing a dynamic perspective on the development of successful born global firms, this book will prove essential reading for researchers and students of international business. Founders of born global firms will also learn about novel management practices, whilst educational institutions and governments will find invaluable insights on how to foster the emergence of successful born globals.

Global Women's Entrepreneurship Research - Diverse Settings, Questions and Approaches (Hardcover): Karen D Hughes,... Global Women's Entrepreneurship Research - Diverse Settings, Questions and Approaches (Hardcover)
Karen D Hughes, Jennifer E. Jennings
R2,306 Discovery Miles 23 060 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Global Women's Entrepreneurship Research responds to recent calls from academic researchers and policy analysts alike to pay greater attention to the diversity and heterogeneity among women entrepreneurs. Drawing together studies by 26 researchers affiliated with the DIANA International Research Network, this collection contributes to a richer and more robust understanding of the field. Part I: `Diverse Settings' introduces research set in a range of contexts, from those rarely examined to those representing more familiar terrains. Part II: `Diverse Questions' explores new questions and reframes old questions in fresh, innovative ways. Part III: `Diverse Approaches' features studies with distinct methodological approaches that reflect and extend the rigour and creativity of research in this field. Together, the research assembled in this volume significantly advances knowledge about women's entrepreneurship around the world. While the book's primary audience is academic researchers and graduate students working in the areas of women's entrepreneurship, as well as entrepreneurship and family business more generally, it will also be of interest to scholars working in related research areas in the sociology of gender, work and organizations. Policy-makers in government and non-government agencies as well as profit and not-for-profit organizations that provide services to, or conduct research on, women entrepreneurs will also benefit greatly from the insights provided in this unique volume.

The Food Truck Handbook - Start, Grow, and Succeed in the Mobile Food Business (Paperback): David Weber The Food Truck Handbook - Start, Grow, and Succeed in the Mobile Food Business (Paperback)
David Weber
R370 R275 Discovery Miles 2 750 Save R95 (26%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

How to start, grow, and succeed in the food truck business.

Food trucks have become a wildly popular and important part of the hospitality industry. Consumers are flocking to these mobile food businesses in droves, inspiring national food truck competitions and even a show dedicated to the topic on The Food Network. The relatively low cost of entry as compared to starting a restaurant, combined with free and low-cost ways to market them to the masses via platforms like social media, are just two of the reasons that food truck business are drawing in budding entrepreneurs.

Author David Weber, a food truck advocate and entrepreneur himself, is here to offer his practical, step-by-step advice to achieving your mobile food mogul dreams in "The Food Truck Handbook. " This book cuts through all of the hype to give both hopeful entrepreneurs and already established truck owners an accurate portrayal of life on the streets. From concept to gaining a loyal following to preventative maintenance on your equipment this book covers it all.Includes profiles of successful food trucks, detailing their operations, profitability, and scalability.Establish best practices for operating your truck using one-of-a-kind templates for choosing vending locations, opening checklist, closing checklist, and more.Create a sound business plan complete with a reasonable budget and finding vendors you can trust; consider daily operations in detail from start to finish, and ultimately expand your business.Stay lean and profitable by avoiding the most common operating mistakes. Author David Weber is Founder and President of the NYC Food Truck Association (NYCFTA), which brings together small businesses that own and operate premium food trucks in NYC focused on innovation in hospitality, high quality food, and community development.

Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index 2012 (Hardcover): Zoltan J. Acs, Laszlo Szerb Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index 2012 (Hardcover)
Zoltan J. Acs, Laszlo Szerb
R7,941 Discovery Miles 79 410 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The Global Entrepreneurship and Development Index both captures the context features of entrepreneurship and fills a gap in the measurement of development. Building on recent advances in entrepreneurship and economic development, the authors have created an index that offers a measure of the quality of the business formation process in 79 of the most important countries in the world. Zoltan J. Acs and Laszlo Szerb expertly capture the contextual feature of entrepreneurship by focusing on entrepreneurial attitudes, entrepreneurial actions and entrepreneurial aspirations. The data and their contribution to the business formation process are supported by three decades of research into entrepreneurship across a host of countries. The unique index construction of individual and institutional measures integrates 31 variables from various data sources into 14 pillars, three sub-indexes and a `super index'. The relationship between entrepreneurship and economic development appears to be more or less mildly S-shaped. The findings suggest moving away from simple measures of entrepreneurship across countries illustrating a U-shaped or L-shaped relationship to more complex measures, which are positively related to development. The model has important implications for development policy. This unique book will be invaluable for researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurs themselves keen to expand their understanding of entrepreneurship and development.

Hacking Sales - The Playbook for Building a High-Velocity Sales Machine (Hardcover): Max Altschuler Hacking Sales - The Playbook for Building a High-Velocity Sales Machine (Hardcover)
Max Altschuler
R435 R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Save R119 (27%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Stay ahead of the sales evolution with a more efficient approach to everything Hacking Sales helps you transform your sales process using the next generation of tools, tactics and strategies. Author Max Altschuler has dedicated his business to helping companies build modern, efficient, high tech sales processes that generate more revenue while using fewer resources. In this book, he shows you the most effective changes you can make, starting today, to evolve your sales and continually raise the bar. You'll walk through the entire sales process from start to finish, learning critical hacks every step of the way. Find and capture your lowest-hanging fruit at the top of the funnel, build massive lead lists using ICP and TAM, utilize multiple prospecting strategies, perfect your follow-ups, nurture leads, outsource where advantageous, and much more. Build, refine, and enhance your pipeline over time, close deals faster, and use the right tools for the job--this book is your roadmap to fast and efficient revenue growth. Without a reliable process, you're disjointed, disorganized, and ultimately, underperforming. Whether you're building a sales process from scratch or looking to become your company's rock star, this book shows you how to make it happen. Identify your Ideal Customer and your Total Addressable Market Build massive lead lists and properly target your campaigns Learn effective hacks for messaging and social media outreach Overcome customer objections before they happen The economy is evolving, the customer is evolving, and sales itself is evolving. Forty percent of the Fortune 500 from the year 2000 were absent from the Fortune 500 in the year 2015, precisely because they failed to evolve. Today's sales environment is very much a "keep up or get left behind" paradigm, but you need to do better to excel. Hacking Sales shows you how to get ahead of everyone else with focused effort and the most effective approach to modern sales.

Entrepreneurship Education in Asia (Hardcover): Hugh Thomas, Donna Kelley Entrepreneurship Education in Asia (Hardcover)
Hugh Thomas, Donna Kelley
R2,306 Discovery Miles 23 060 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The continuing success of the Asian Miracle relies on an entrepreneurial revolution that has increased the productivity and flexibility of economies across the region. Yet this revolution has largely been necessity-driven, traditional and vulnerable to erosion as the region becomes increasingly prosperous and well educated. How to educate the next wave of entrepreneurs is a pressing Asian question that resonates around the world and is the subject of this volume. Hugh Thomas and Donna Kelley draw on 24 scholars from 15 institutions to report on regional entrepreneurship education. They identify problems encountered by educators and describe solutions that stimulate students to create value. The approaches are hands-on, project-based and multidisciplinary, geared to develop educator-to-business entrepreneurial ecosystems. The entrepreneurial programs described in this book involve experiencing foreign cultures, working with major corporations, consulting to small and medium sized enterprises, travelling to distant lands, addressing environmental and social problems, and reaching out to the disadvantaged. Social entrepreneurship is combined with for-profit entrepreneurship in programs that extend the concept of value creation. This book eloquently and expertly describes how entrepreneurship education - whether in Vietnam, Malaysia, Korea, Japan, China or elsewhere on the globe - can combine with community to help youth create a better world. Students and scholars the world over, along with administrators, researchers, and all those with an interest in education and entrepreneurship, will find much of interest in this enlightening volume.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Second Tier Regions (Hardcover): Heike Mayer Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Second Tier Regions (Hardcover)
Heike Mayer
R2,188 Discovery Miles 21 880 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Second tier high-tech regions are taking a different path than their well-known counterparts such as Silicon Valley or Route 128 around Boston. They may lack many prerequisites of growth such as a world-class research university or high levels of venture capital funding. Often, however, they can successfully leverage anchor firms and entrepreneurial spinoffs. This book explores the evolution of these regions in the United States. The author critically examines how they evolved as knowledge-based economies, how they leveraged entrepreneurship and innovation, and ultimately how they employed public policy to support economic growth. Filling a gap in the literature, the book speaks to researchers and policymakers across the fields of entrepreneurship, economic geography and economic development planning. Entrepreneurship researchers will find this book interesting because it focuses on the role of new venture creation in regional economic development.

Understanding Entrepreneurial Family Businesses in Uncertain Environments - Opportunities and Resources in Latin America... Understanding Entrepreneurial Family Businesses in Uncertain Environments - Opportunities and Resources in Latin America (Hardcover)
Mattias Nordqvist, Giuseppe Marzano, Esteban R. Brenes, Gonzalo Jimenez, Maria Fonseca-Paredes
R2,547 Discovery Miles 25 470 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This thorough volume describes and analyzes entrepreneurial family businesses in Latin American countries. The research presented here has been conducted within the Global STEP (Successful Transgenerational Entrepreneurship Practices) Project. Dealing with some of the most important opportunities and challenges that Latin American family businesses face, particular attention is given to the uncertainty that characterizes most business environments in Latin American countries. The authors argue that while uncertainty is always a central characteristic of entrepreneurial processes and activities, uncertainty is particularly pronounced for Latin American family businesses striving to grow. In addition to a comprehensive introductory chapter that outlines the book's core concepts, including transgenerational entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial orientation, resources, capabilities and uncertainty, the book describes the main characteristics of entrepreneurship and family businesses in Latin America. It also brings together a unique set of empirical case-based research papers that investigate transgenerational entrepreneurship in different Latin American family business contexts. The unique contributions found here include studies on: * Hostile environments and entrepreneurial orientation * The influence of culture on governance and innovativeness * Governance structures and entrepreneurial performance * Family conflict as a source of entrepreneurial opportunities * Entrepreneurship in transgenerational processes by means of social capital * Knowledge integration and entrepreneurial behavior * The role of tacit knowledge in the identification of entrepreneurial opportunities * Financial issues in entrepreneurial family businesses * Communication during the entrance of new generations into the family business. Students and scholars of entrepreneurship the world over will find much of note in this carefully researched work. So too will anyone interested in sustaining a successful transgenerational family business.

A Business Model for Entrepreneurship (Hardcover): Thierry Verstraete, Estele Jouison-Laffitte A Business Model for Entrepreneurship (Hardcover)
Thierry Verstraete, Estele Jouison-Laffitte
R1,895 Discovery Miles 18 950 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book takes an original approach to business models and entrepreneurship, resulting from a durable involvement with entrepreneurs and from experiments combining theory and practice. The authors present the generation, remuneration, and sharing business model, which relates to the value generation, its remuneration and the sharing of this remuneration. They also outline the role and the central place of the business model within the entrepreneurial process; the theoretical bases - conventions theory, resource based view and stakeholder theory - and the construction of the GRS model; the experiments conducted within teaching, practical, and theoretical frameworks; and the contribution of the business model to a theory of entrepreneurship theory. The book explains why the business model can be useful for entrepreneurs and why it is relevant to set it in place during the entrepreneurial process. Students and researchers who are interested in entrepreneurship will find this an important resource for developing a new business. Management coaches, often interested in the most recent developments of management research, will have no difficulty moving between the theory and practice set out in this book. Finally, curious entrepreneurs will read this study not to seek immediate solutions to a problem but to reflect on the topics addressed here that show that the business model is not just a fashion but is highly useful.

Academic Entrepreneurship in Asia - The Role and Impact of Universities in National Innovation Systems (Hardcover): Wong Poh-Kam Academic Entrepreneurship in Asia - The Role and Impact of Universities in National Innovation Systems (Hardcover)
Wong Poh-Kam
R2,668 Discovery Miles 26 680 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This timely book examines the rising phenomenon of academic entrepreneurship and technology commercialization among leading universities in Asia, by presenting in-depth analysis of thirteen leading universities from nine Asian economies, including Tokyo University in Japan, Tsinghua in China, IIT Bombay in India, and the National University of Singapore. Written by scholars with deep institutional knowledge of the respective universities, they provide an authoritative account of the distinctive features of academic entrepreneurship at these universities and offer insights on policy implications. The comparative findings will prove highly relevant and informative for both entrepreneurship scholars and university administrators.

Nascent Entrepreneurship (Hardcover): Per Davidsson, Scott R. Gordon, Heiko Bergmann Nascent Entrepreneurship (Hardcover)
Per Davidsson, Scott R. Gordon, Heiko Bergmann
R6,426 Discovery Miles 64 260 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The past two decades have witnessed a surge in interest in the field of nascent entrepreneurship. In this collection, the editors successfully draw together the most important works that utilize the new real-time approaches for studying early stage entrepreneurial activity that were developed and refined in the last couple of decades. Providing the empirical, theoretical and methodological insights from some of the most influential researchers in this field, this book is an indispensable source of reference for researchers, students and others who have an interest in new venture creation and its role in the economy.

Startup Communities - Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City (Hardcover): Brad Feld Startup Communities - Building an Entrepreneurial Ecosystem in Your City (Hardcover)
Brad Feld
R483 R348 Discovery Miles 3 480 Save R135 (28%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

An essential guide to building supportive entrepreneurial communities

"Startup communities" are popping up everywhere, from cities like Boulder to Boston and even in countries such as Iceland. These types of entrepreneurial ecosystems are driving innovation and small business energy. "Startup Communities" documents the buzz, strategy, long-term perspective, and dynamics of building communities of entrepreneurs who can feed off of each other's talent, creativity, and support.

Based on more than twenty years of Boulder-based entrepreneur turned-venture capitalist Brad Feld's experience in the field?as well as contributions from other innovative startup communities?this reliable resource skillfully explores what it takes to create an entrepreneurial community in any city, at any time. Along the way, it offers valuable insights into increasing the breadth and depth of the entrepreneurial ecosystem by multiplying connections among entrepreneurs and mentors, improving access to entrepreneurial education, and much more.Details the four critical principles needed to form a sustainable startup communityPerfect for entrepreneurs and venture capitalists seeking fresh ideas and new opportunitiesWritten by Brad Feld, a thought-leader in this field who has been an early-stage investor and successful entrepreneur for more than twenty years

Engaging and informative, this practical guide not only shows you how startup communities work, but it also shows you how to make them work anywhere in the world.

In Search of Research Excellence - Exemplars in Entrepreneurship (Paperback): Ronald K Mitchell, Richard N. Dino In Search of Research Excellence - Exemplars in Entrepreneurship (Paperback)
Ronald K Mitchell, Richard N. Dino
R751 Discovery Miles 7 510 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This path-breaking book gathers `best practices' advice from the masters about how to achieve excellence in entrepreneurship research, how to create an outstanding research career and how to avoid the pitfalls that can sidetrack emerging scholars. Combining narratives from the 2009 and 2010 Entrepreneurship Exemplars Conferences, the authors frame the dialogue using person-environment fit theory and present keynote addresses and dialogue sessions that bring together editors and authors to reach into the unexplored corners of the top-tier research craft. This book makes explicit the tacit knowledge of top-tier research, giving all readers access to `how-to' advice from research-craft masters. Learn what Howard Aldrich, Jay Barney, Michael Hitt, Duane Ireland, Patricia P. McDougall and S. `Venkat' Venkataraman have to say about making research efforts count toward building a fulfilling and rewarding research career. Employing a combination of web and text media, this easy-to-read volume caters to researchers who may lack proximity to world-class sounding boards. This guidebook offers a clear portrayal of the realities of progress milestones within a top-tier research career and is a must-read for all emerging scholars - in entrepreneurship and beyond. This entrepreneurship research best-practices book using the words of the masters is ideally suited to graduate students and their advisors, university administrators, potential and up-and-coming academics and policy makers across many social science disciplines and interests.

Strategic Management of Innovation Networks (Hardcover): Muge Ozman Strategic Management of Innovation Networks (Hardcover)
Muge Ozman
R1,509 Discovery Miles 15 090 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Suitable for a one- or two-semester course for undergraduate and graduate students, this interdisciplinary textbook explains the diverse aspects of innovation and social networks, which occupy a central place in business and policy agendas. Its unified approach presents networks as nested systems that can span organisations, industries, regions, and markets, giving students a holistic perspective and reducing the amount of effort required to learn the theoretical framework for each layer. With engaging real-world examples, the text also provides a practical guide on how to manage networks to increase innovation and improve performance. Topics covered include forming teams to foster creativity, selecting partners and leveraging partnerships for learning, managing organisational change, and sponsoring technologies in communities. Students will learn the metrics used in social network analysis and how they are interpreted and applied. Suggested reading lists and online resources offer opportunities for further review and practice.

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