1st Edition

Entrepreneurship Critical Perspectives on Business and Management

Edited By Norris Krueger
    2000 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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