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Cognitive Aspects of Entrepreneurship: Decision-Making and Attitudes to Risk  

Nigel Wadeson

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
This article reviews literature on the study of the cognition of entrepreneurs, and how this affects their attitudes to risk. The review begins with the heuristics and biases approach. ... More

Corporate Venture Capital: Past Evidence and Future Directions  

Gary Dushnitsky

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
This article reviews the academic literature on corporate venture capital, that is, minority equity investments by established corporations in privately-held entrepreneurial ventures. It ... More

Definitions, Diversity and Development: Key Debates in Family Business Research  

Carole Howorth, Mary Rose, and Eleanor Hamilton

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
This article begins with an examination of definitions of family firms. The debate about what constitutes a family firm is every bit as complex as the definition of an entrepreneur. This ... More

Determinants of Small firm survival and growth  

Robert Cressy

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
Many excellent surveys of the literature on business growth and survival have appeared in the last decade. This article focuses on small firm literature on survival and growth, drawing on ... More

Enterprise Culture  

Marina Della-Giusta and Zella King

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
This article first looks at the rationale for adopting an ‘enterprise culture project’, with specific reference to the case of Britain from the 1980s to the present. It then considers how ... More

Entrepreneurial Pluralism  

Giovanni Ferri and Angelo Leogrande

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Mar 2017
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Nov 2017
Economic manuals and the policy debate are generally permeated by the assumption that there is an archetypical form of enterprise: the private limited company, often viewed as a public ... More

Entrepreneurship  

Geoffrey G. Jones and R. Daniel Wadhwani

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Jan 2008
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Sep 2009
Since the 1980s, entrepreneurship has emerged as a topic of growing interest among management scholars and social scientists. The subject has grown in legitimacy, particularly in business ... More

Entrepreneurship and Diversity  

Deirdre Tedmanson and Caroline Essers

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Nov 2015
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Jan 2016
This chapter extends on existing critical entrepreneurship contributions to illustrate and analyse how diversity entrepreneurship stemming from diverse contexts can enhance understandings ... More

Entrepreneurship and Management Buy-outs  

Douglas Michael Wright and Andrew Burrows

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
This article takes a broader perspective that encompasses both traditional agency-based explanations of buy-outs as well as recognizing the buy-out phenomenon as a vehicle for ... More

Entrepreneurship and Marketing  

Martin Carter

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
Entrepreneurship and marketing are intimately related. This article examines their relationship from three perspectives, the market process perspective, the marketing perspective, and the ... More

Entrepreneurship and Professional Service Firms  

Markus Reihlen and Andreas Werr

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Aug 2015
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Oct 2015
Research on entrepreneurship in professional services is rather limited. The authors argue that one reason why the two fields of professional services and entrepreneurship have operated in ... More

Entrepreneurship and Small Business Policy: Evaluating its Role and Purpose  

Francis J. Greene and David J. Storey

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Feb 2010
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May 2010
This article aims to review the extent to which public policy can enhance entrepreneurship and so garner the economic benefits identified by van Praag and Versloot. To achieve this aim the ... More

Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies  

Saul Estrin, Klaus E. Meyer, and Maria Bytchkova

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
This article examines the opportunities and constraints for entrepreneurship offered by the evolving institutional environment and the characteristics of the people who stepped up to the ... More

Entrepreneurship, Growth and Restructuring  

David B. Audretsch and Max Keilbach

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
The purpose of this article is to suggest that a more recent literature has emerged which identifies how and why entrepreneurship in the form of new and small firms is a driving engine of ... More

Entrepreneurship, Self-employment and the Labour Market  

Simon C. Parker

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
This article surveys the entrepreneurship literature as it relates to the labour market. The purpose of this article is to describe, from a mainly but not exclusively economic perspective, ... More

Entrepreneurship, Technology and Schumpeterian Innovation: Entrants and Incumbents  

Luca Berchicci and Christopher L. Tucci

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
This article reviews the literature on the (lack of) innovativeness of incumbents both in creating new products and entering new markets. It then presents some non-anecdotal evidence as ... More

Entrepreneurship: An Evolutionary Perspective  

J. S. Metcalfe

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
This article suggests that an evolutionary market perspective provides a powerful framework for bringing the entrepreneur back into economic theory precisely because enterprise is the ... More

Environmental Entrepreneurship  

Michael Lenox and Jeffrey G. York

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Nov 2011
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Jan 2012
This article explores the existing literature of the three main classes of drivers: economic incentives, personal motivations, and institutional context. It reviews the existing theories ... More

Ethnic Minority Entrepreneurship  

Anuradha Basu

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
This article reviews the existing theoretical and empirical literature on ethnic entrepreneurship. It primarily focuses on empirical research conducted in Britain and the United States. It ... More

Evaluating SME Policies and Programmes: Technical and Political Dimensions  

David J. Storey

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May 2008
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Sep 2009
This article is primarily focused on further developing the theme of the political economy way of evaluating the impact of Small and Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) policies. It reaches five ... More

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