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Critical Perspectives on Business and Management, 1st Edition

Edited by Norris Krueger


2,000 pages

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Hardback: 9780415158558
pub: 2002-11-07
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Entrepreneurship has come a long way as an academic field, just as it has in our modern economy and society. Entrepreneurship provides a much needed retrospective view of academic work in the area.

Scholars in the field approach entrepreneurship from a variety of disciplines and often exhibit little agreement when attempting to define the term itself. To many, however, 'entrepreneurship' is about innovation and creativity - hardly the province of any one discipline. Instead, the field embraces a disparate set of topics and domains that need not have much in common.

This collection highlights the importance of studying multiple contextual forces, including research that derives from economics, history, sociology, psychology and from different business disciplinary bases, such as marketing, finance and strategy.

The overall focus is on 'entrepreneurial' activity, rather than specifically small business (or family business), and favours research articles over those that deal purely with practice.

The articles selected are useful and influential, and demonstrate the remarkable breadth of research questions, many of which are far from settled. The pieces included are often not readily available to libraries and will provide researchers with a unique source on which to build their own work.

A thorough index enables the reader to follow a particular theme through the four volumes, while the new introductions by the editor also provide suggestions for further reading on particular topics.

Table of Contents

Volume I

Economics - Theory and Models

Economics - Empirical Research

Economic Development and Public Policy Issues

Volume II

Economic Development and Public Policy Issues, continued History

Individual Entrepreneurship - Processes

Individual Entrepreneurs - Psychology

The emerging Entrepreneurial Firm

Volume III

Firm-Level Entrepreneurship

Organizational Growth and Innovation

Corporate Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship

Research Advice

Volume IV

Research Advice, continued

Sociological Insights

Education and Training

Venture Capital

About the Series

Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

Global Business is changing at an ever-faster rate. This has been paralleled by an unprecedented growth of activity at undergraduate and graduate levels of study. Covering the key disciplines within business and management studies, this series makes available collections of the most important literature within the field. Each set has a strong international focus and is supplemented with a substantial introduction and thorough index.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship