(p. xi) List of Editors and Contributors
(p. xi) List of Editors and Contributors
Mark Casson is Professor of Economics at the University of Reading. His publications include The Entrepreneur (1982; new edition, 2002), Entrepreneurship and Business Culture (1995) and Enterprise and Leadership (2000). He has contributed articles on entrepreneurship to the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, the International Encyclopaedia of Social Science, the Fortune Dictionary of Economics and the Oxford Encyclopaedia of Economic History. His most recent work focuses on links between entrepreneurship and theories of the firm.
Bernard Yeung is Abraham Krasnoff Professor of Global Business, Economics and Strategy, Stern School of Business, and Director of China House, New York University. He was Vice-President of the Academy of International Business, 2000–02. He has published widely at the interface of economics, finance and strategy, with special reference to SME performance, family business, corporate finance, capital market functionality, and foreign direct investment. He edited Small and Medium Sized Enterprises in the Global Economy (1999) with Zoltan Acs and Structural Change, Industrial Location, and Competitiveness with Joanne Oxley.
Anuradha Basu is Professor of Entrepreneurship and Management, Lucas Graduate School of Business, and Director of the Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship, San Jose State University. She was formerly Visiting Scholar, Center for Research on Economic Development and Policy Reform, Stanford University (2002–03) and a faculty member at the University of Reading. She has published widely on Asian entrepreneurship and on ethnic minority and family businesses. Her most recent work focuses on entrepreneurship education and the factors influencing entrepreneurial intentions.
Nigel Wadeson is Lecturer in Economics at the University of Reading. He has published on decision making, the firm, and entrepreneurship in a range of books and journals. He teaches entrepreneurship and small business economics at masters level. He spent several years working in entrepreneurial ventures in the IT industry and has also acted as a consultant involved in high-level government policy work.
(p. xii) Contributing Authors
Zoltan J. Acs is the Doris and Robert McCurdy Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Professor of Economics and Director of the Entrepreneurship Program in the Robert G. Merrick School of Business, University of Baltimore. He is also a census research fellow at the US Bureau of the Census. Previously he was Chief Economic Advisor, US Small Business Administration, Associate Director of CIBER at the University of Maryland, Research Fellow at the Science Center Berlin, and Research Associate at the Institute on Western Europe at Columbia University. Together with David Audretsch, he is the editor and founder of Small Business Economics: An International Journal, and the editor of the Journal of International Entrepreneurship, and the Kluwer Handbook Series on Entrepreneurship. He has authored over 90 articles on technical change, entrepreneurship, small business economics, regional science and industrial organization in the American Economic Review, Review of Economics and Statistics, The Journal of Urban Economics, Kyklos, Economica and Research Policy and other leading journals. He has edited, authored or co-authored 18 books.
David B. Audretsch is the Director of the Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group at the Max Planck Institute of Economics in Jena, Germany. He is also the Ameritech Chair of Economic Development and Director of the Institute for Development Strategies at Indiana University, and a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London). His research has focused on the links between entrepreneurship, government policy, innovation, economic development and global competitiveness. He is a member of the Advisory Board of ZEW, Mannheim; HWWA, Hamburg; and the Swedish Foundation for Research on Entrepreneurship and Small Business. He has published over 100 articles in leading academic journals, and some 30 books, including Innovation and Industry Evolution. He is co-founder and co-editor of Small Business Economics: An International Journal. He was awarded the 2001 International Award for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research by the Swedish Foundation for Small Business Research.
Luca Berchicci is a post-doctoral researcher in management of technology at the Chair of Corporate Strategy and Innovation at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). He obtained his Master's degree in Geology at the University of Urbino (Italy) in 1997. In October 2005, he received his PhD in innovation management at the Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering of Delft University of Technology. During his PhD, he carried out practical market-studies, among others for Nike Europe and TNO Industry Research Center. His general research interest is in the area of innovation processes within existing and new organizations and how firms cope with the uncertainties of the innovation process. He is also interested in the effects of new technologies at both industry and firm level.
Candida Brush holds the President's Chair in Entrepreneurship at Babson College, Massachusetts. She conducted the first and largest study of women entrepreneurs in the early 1980s. With four other researchers she founded the Diana Project, a research consortium investigating women's access to growth capital, and published Clearing the Hurdles: Women Building High Growth Businesses in 2004. She has published in both management and entrepreneurship journals, including Journal of Business Venturing, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Management, Academy of Management Executive, and Strategic Management Journal. A frequent adviser to the US Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy on women's entrepreneurship, she has also been appointed to the Defence Advisory Committee on Women in the Services.
Peter J. Buckley is Professor of International Business and Director of the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds, (CIBUL), UK, and Visiting Professor at the University of Reading. He has published 21 books in English and one in German and over 120 refereed articles in European, American and Japanese journals. His work is heavily cited—the Social Science Citation Index lists over 1,300 citations. He was President of the Academy of International Business 2002–04. His current research interests include the management of knowledge in multinational firms, international alliances and co-operative strategies between firms and foreign direct investment in China.
Andrew Burrows is Director of the Centre for Management Buy-out Research at the University of Nottingham. His research interests include management buy-outs and buy-ins, with special reference to the role of private equity and venture capital. He has made a special study of the funding and development of private buy-outs.
Maria Bytchkova is a doctoral student at London Business School, researching institutional development in transition economies with special reference to SMEs. Her research interests also include institution-building and the political economy of reform.
Martin J. Carter is Lecturer in Economics at the Leeds University Business School. He spent ten years as a manager with Unilever and with Baxter Healthcare before moving into business education where he has taught courses on the economics of marketing and the economics of business and corporate strategy. His published research includes work on the role of information in organization design and on knowledge combination processes in multinational enterprise.
T. A. B. Corley is one of the UK's most senior business historians who has published widely on the history of the oil, consumer goods and pharmaceutical industries. He is an expert on Beechams, Huntley & Palmers, the oil magnates, and Quaker entrepreneurs. He recently provided 90 entries, mostly on entrepreneurs, for the New Dictionary of National Biography.
Robert Cressy is Corporation of London Professor of SME Finance at the Cass Business School, City University. He was formerly Professor of Finance and Director of Research at the University of Hull Business School, and Assistant Director of Warwick University Business School's Centre for Small and Medium Enterprises. His research on entrepreneurial finance has consistently emphasized the role of human capital in determining both capitalization of the business and its survival. He is a consultant to the EC Enterprise Directorate and has been a regular contributor to EU reports. He was also a member of the Bank of England's panel on small business finance.
Marina Della Giusta is Lecturer in Economics at the University of Reading. She has published widely on social capital and the influence of trust on economic performance. Her research portfolio includes macroeconomics of international development, and the economics of prostitution. She consults for the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Gary Dushnitsky is Assistant Professor of Management at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on the economics of entrepreneurship and innovation, exploring the conditions under which established corporations succeed, or fail, to partner with innovative startups, and the implication to corporate innovativeness. He is the recipient the Heizer Award for the best dissertation by the Entrepreneurship division of the Academy of Management, the Best Dissertation Award by the Technology, and Innovation Management division of the Academy of Management, as well as the Herman Krooss Award for Outstanding Dissertation (Stern School of Business, NYU). His papers received a number of awards including the McKinsey Paper Prize (Honorable Mention) at the Strategic Management Society.
Saul Estrin is Adecco Professor of Business and Society and Research Director of the Centre for New and Emerging Markets at London Business School. His recent publications include Investment Strategies in Emerging Markets (with Klaus Meyer), (2004) and papers in Journal of Comparative Economics, Journal of Economic Perspectives and Journal of International Business Research. He is a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and associate editor of the Journal of Comparative Economics.
Kathy Fogel is Assistant Professor of Finance at the Department of Finance, Sam M. Walton College of Business, University of Arkansas. She holds a PhD in finance from the University of Alberta. The focus of her research is corporate governance, corporate finance, and economic institutions.
Andrew Godley is Professor of Business History at the University of Reading and a former Director of the Centre for International Business History there. He has published an award winning monograph on the relationship between British (p. xv) culture and Jewish entrepreneurship, Jewish Immigrant Entrepreneurship in London and New York (2001), together with numerous articles on subjects ranging from the development of the global clothing industry to the earliest multinational manufacturers, and from international retailing to mass migration and ethnic entrepreneurship.
Eleanor Hamilton is Director of the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development at the University of Lancaster Management School. Her research interests focus on the influence and impact of intergenerational learning in family businesses, entrepreneurship education and curriculum, and the interface between entrepreneurship and marketing.
Ashton Hawk is a doctoral student in the Management Department at the Stern School of Business, New York University, with research interests in venture capital and corporate finance.
Carole Howorth is Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship in the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development, Lancaster University Management School. She is a director of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) and an academic advisor to the 2005 ISBE conference. She combines quantitative and qualitative research methods to explore the growth and development of SMEs, the financing of entrepreneurial ventures, and the behaviour of family firms. She has published in national and international journals on entrepreneurship, management buyouts, succession issues, working capital management and credit management.
Max Keilbach is a Max Planck Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena, affiliated to the Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group. His main research interests are in the area of innovative entrepreneurship and in its economic impact. He uses empirical, econometric and simulation-based approaches in his analyses. He has published in Annals of Regional Science, Journal of Industrial Organisation, Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, and other leading journals.
Zella King is the Director of the Centre for Career Management Skills and Lecturer in Management at the University of Reading Business School. She has published widely on career-related topics, including several papers on career self-management and the ‘bounded’ career. She has recently completed an ESRC-funded project exploring the determinants of localized collaborations between scientists from a psychological perspective, and is currently working on a HEFCE-funded project examining the production of human capital in higher education.
Walter Kuemmerle is one of the world's leading experts on international entrepreneurship and private equity. He serves as a researcher, lecturer and consultant at leading institutions of higher learning, companies and non-governmental (p. xvi) organizations around the world. He was a professor at Harvard Business School for over 10 years, and has published widely in leading academic and practitioner journals. Recently, he also developed a pioneering MBA course entitled ‘International Entrepreneurship: Managing and Financing Ventures in the Global Economy’. He is the author of a case book and instructor's manual with the same title.
Amir N. Licht is Visiting Professor in the Boalt School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. He teaches and researches corporate law and securities regulation at the Interdisciplinary Centre Hezliya, Israel. He has served as Advisor to the Israeli Securities Authority and the Ministry of Justice, and is a research associate of the European Corporate Governance Institute.
Philip McCann is Professor of Economics at the University of Reading, UK, and at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. His research focuses on issues of urban and regional economics, transport economics, international business economics and the economics of technology and innovation. He has published over 50 articles and four books, plus five book translations. Philip received the 2002 Hewings Award for Outstanding Scholarship from the North American Regional Science Association, and he is the only non-North American to win the award.
Stanley Metcalfe is Stanley Jevons Professor of Political Economy and Cobden Lecturer at the University of Manchester. During his career he has lectured at the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool. He has been actively involved in the development of science and technology policy in the UK, being a member first of ACARD and subsequently ACOST. He was until recently a member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission. His research interests are currently focused upon evolutionary economics and the modelling of evolutionary processes in relation to innovation, competition and economic growth. He is Past President of the International J. A. Schumpeter Society.
Klaus Meyer is a Professor of Business Administration at the University of Reading, and having previously served on the faculty of the Copenhagen Business School (1997–05). His research focuses on the strategies of multinational enterprises in emerging economies and has been published in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies and Journal of Management Studies. He contributed to the Oxford Handbook of International Business (2001) and in 2004 published, jointly with Saul Estrin, Investment Strategies in Emerging Markets (Elgar).
Randall Morck is Stephen A. Jarislowski Distinguished Chair in Finance and University Professor at the University of Alberta and a Research Associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has published widely on corporate valuations, business groups, family firms and corporate lobbying in the Review of Economics and Statistics, Journal of Finance, Journal of Economic Literature and other leading journals.
Simon C. Parker is Professor and Head of the Department of Economics & Finance at Durham Business School and Director of Durham's Centre for Entrepreneurship. He is also a research professor at the Max Planck Institute of Economics at Jena, Germany, and an associate editor of Small Business Economics. He has published widely on the economics of entrepreneurship, authoring, The Economics of Self-employment and Entrepreneurship (Cambridge University Press, 2004) and editing Volume III of the Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research, to be published by Springer in 2006.
Martin Ricketts is Professor of Economic Organisation at the University of Buckingham. His publications include The Economics of Business Enterprise: An Introduction to Economic Organisation and the Theory of the Firm (3rd edn) (1987, 2003) and The Many Ways of Governance: Perspectives on the Control of the Firm (1999). He has contributed articles on entrepreneurship to the Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, the Journal des Économistes et des Études Humaines and to symposia on Austrian Economics and the New Institutional Economics.
Mary Rose is Professor of Entrepreneurship in the Institute of Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (IEED) in the Management School at Lancaster University, and Research Director of the IEED. She specializes in business history, especially international perspectives on family business and also the history of textiles. She has published widely on the evolution of business values, networking, family firms and the problem of leadership succession, authoring three books and editing another nine. She is Director of the Pasold Research Fund, a charitable trust which provides grants for all aspects of textile history, and General Editor of the Pasold Studies in Textile History published by Oxford University Press.
Jordan Siegel is Assistant Professor in the Strategy group at Harvard Business School. One stream of Siegel's research examines how firms in countries with weak and/or incomplete governance institutions access outside finance and technology. Within that stream, one of his studies challenges current views regarding the efficacy of renting foreign jurisdictions through cross-listings and shows that reputational mechanisms are more important. Another stream of Siegel's research focuses on how firms around the world can best manage institutional differences across countries. One study in that stream shows that informal social institutions have major impacts on flows of both finance and mergers and acquisition across countries.
Professor David Storey is Associate Dean (Research) at Warwick Business School and Director of the Centre for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises. His work has focused on small firm growth and on the evaluation of the impact of public policies to assist SMEs. He is the author of several books on small firms, the best known of which is Understanding the Small Business Sector. He has two honorary Doctorates and currently holds the title of Visiting Professor at the Universities of Manchester, (p. xviii) Reading and Durham and is an EIM Fellow. In 1998 he received the International Award for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Research from the Swedish Council. He has just completed a four-year appointment as a Member of the Small Business Council, which advises the UK government on small business policy making. He has also undertaken work for several overseas governments and organizations.
Christopher L. Tucci is Associate Professor of Management of Technology at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), where he holds the Chair in Corporate Strategy & Innovation. Prior to joining EPFL, he was on the faculty of the NYU Stern School of Business. He is interested in technological change and how waves of technological changes affect incumbent firms. For example, he is studying how the technological changes brought about by the popularization of the Internet affect firms in different industries. He has published articles in Management Science, Strategic Management Journal, Research Policy, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management, and Journal of Product Innovation Management. In 2003, he was elected to the leadership track for the Technology & Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management.
Deniz Ucbasaran is Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship at the University of Nottingham. She has published widely on entrepreneurial types, opportunity identification and exploration, human capital, entrepreneurial cognition and mindsets, entrepreneurial teams, and corporate entrepreneurship. She also researches the relationship between corporate governance and corporate social responsibility.
Paul Westhead is Chair in Entrepreneurship and Director for the Centre of Entrepreneurship, Durham Business School. He has published extensively on habitual entrepreneurs, family businesses, technology-based firms, science parks, the internationalization of small firms and the benefits associated with training programmes for businesses and students.
Mike Wright is Professor of Financial Studies and Founder of the Centre for Management Buy-out Research at the University of Nottingham. He has published numerous papers on management buy-outs and related subjects, including venture capital. His research interests also encompass technology transfer and corporate governance in emerging markets.