1st Edition

Entrepreneurship: New Perspectives in a Global Age

By Ann Dupuis, Anne de Bruin Copyright 2003
    246 Pages
    by Routledge

    This title was first published in 2003. This book provides an innovative, fresh approach to entrepreneurship. It puts forward a flexible, expansive conceptualization of the continuum of entrepreneurial behaviour and integrates context, culture, social networks and entrepreneurship as an embedded activity. Motivated by a desire to bridge traditional academic boundaries the editors craft a heterodox perspective which interweaves strands from feminist and new institutional economics, sociology, management, finance, marketing and social policy. Contemporary themes of major significance highlighted include the importance of new technology, ethics, culture and identity, and entrepreneurship for indigenous, younger and older people as distinct groups.

    Contents: Introduction: concepts and themes, Anne de Bruin and Ann Dupuis; Constrained entrepreneurship, Anne de Bruin and Ann Dupuis; Ethical entrepreneurship, Chris Moore and Anne de Bruin; Entrepreneurial capital, Patrick Firkin; Electronic entrepreneurship, Anne de Bruin; Familial entrepreneurship, Patrick Firkin, Ann Dupuis and Anne de Bruin; Community entrepreneurship, Ann Dupuis and Anne de Bruin; Municipal-community entrepreneurship, Ann Dupuis, Anne de Bruin and Rolf D. Cremer; State entrepreneurship, Anne de Bruin; Indigenous entrepreneurship, Anne de Bruin and Peter Mataira; Elder entrepreneurship, Anne de Bruin and Patrick Firkin; Youth entrepreneurship, Kate Lewis and Claire Massey; Index.


    Anne de Bruin, PhD, is Professor of Economics in the Department of Commerce, Massey University at Albany, Auckland, and the Director of the Academy of Business Research, College of Business, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand. Ann Dupuis, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, School of Social and Cultural Studies, College of Humanities and Social Science Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand.

    ’This book should help us avoid the temptation to generalize about entrepreneurial behaviours across all ages, sectors, communities, races and genders, and instead help us to gain a better understanding of how variations in entrepreneurial behaviour occur. The attention to the global age characterized by, technology, ethics, demographics, nation/state and culture provides a future dimension which leads us to question assumptions guiding theories about entrepreneurial behaviour. The combination of embeddedness and the global age as lenses through which to examine entrepreneurship should lead to new research directions. I would like to own all the chapters!’ Candida G. Brush, Associate Professor of Strategy and Policy, Research Director of Entrepreneurial Management Institute, Boston University, USA 'Here is a book that truly does provide a fresh and innovative approach to Entrepreneurship. Its holistic approach to interdisciplinary perspectives of entrepreneurship should be basic reading for all students and scholars of entrepreneurship. The book's focus on the underlying global aspects and their implications for entrepreneurial activity identifies the need for new research directions.' Professor Emeritus L Murray Gillin, Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 'It would serve as a useful textbook for Master's-level students in the sociology of work, economic sociology, entrepreneurship and society, and entrepreneurship research methods...Entreprenurship: New Perspectives in a Global Age accomplishes what it sets out to do: to provide a fresh and innovative approach to entrepreneurship within the economic sociology literature.' International Journal of Social Economics 'This is of interest to researchers and politicians alike, and the importance of the topic is not restricted to New Zealand...wide-ranging approach to entrepreneurship...the editors are to be applauded for having undertaken