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1st Edition

An International Introduction

ISBN 9780415561204
Published March 11, 2011 by Routledge
336 Pages 32 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Entrepreneurship means different things to different people, but the entrepreneurial personality is a critical success factor to any new business. These traits are also increasingly in great demand at established multinational corporations.

This groundbreaking textbook differs from its competitors by placing an emphasis both on the core processes and practices of entrepreneurship, as well as demonstrating the impact of complex, local environments in shaping the processes of entrepreneurship. Topics include: 

  • Main processes of entrepreneurial venture creation, innovation and growth
  • Operational steps characterizing processes of entrepreneurship
  • Establishing and realizing entrepreneurial ventures
  • Core processes and practices of entrepreneurship

With case studies and interviews with entrepreneurs from across the globe, Entrepreneurship's international approach makes it stand out from other titles, providing students and practitioners alike with a unique perspective on this subject.

A companion website featuring: a lecturer's guide, with extra assignments and links to videos, PowerPoint slides for teaching uses and a questionnaire with detailed feedback for students, is available at: http://cw.routledge.com/textbooks/9780415561204.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part 1: The Resource Based Perspective in the Entrepreneurial Course  1. The Environment and Entrepreneurship  2. The Entrepreneurial Culture  3. "Entreprening"  Part 2: The Process-Oriented Perspective in Entrepreneurship  4. Creativity in Entrepreneurship  5. Innovation  6. Opportunity Exploitation  7. The Start-Up Stage  8. Mentorship, Coaching and Counselling  9. Planning and Managing an Entrepreneurial Venture  10. Management Skills in the Entrepreneurial Realm  11. Marketing  12. Financing the Entrepreneurial Venture  13. Managing Rapid and Sustainable Growth  Part 3: The Output-Oriented Perspective in the Entrepreneurial Realm  14. Evaluating and Measuring the Firm's Success  15. The Entrepreneurial Avenues  16. The Re-Shaping of Today's Entrepreneurial Activities  17. Conclusion

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Dafna Kariv is a senior lecturer, researcher and the director of the TempusBiz project and 'Young Entrepreneurs' at the College of Management, Academic Studies, Rishon LeZion, Israel and is a member of the Chair of Entrepreneurship at HEC, Montréal, Canada. Her research interests include entrepreneurship, gender and cross-national research. She has published in highly-ranked journals and a paper was chosen for the Outstanding Paper Award for Excellence 2009.


"Dafna Kariv’s book is an indispensable resource for students and practitioners alike, to learn about entrepreneurship. It provides an excellent foundation for better understanding this crucial subject matter. Kariv manages to integrate theory with practice via fascinating case studies from all over the world. The book is well written and inspires a lively discussion on a variety of themes in the field of entrepreneurship." - Sibylle Heilbrunn, Ruppin Academic Center, Israel