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Entrepreneurship in Europe (Routledge Revivals)

The Social Processes, 1st Edition

Edited by Robert Goffee, Richard Scase


198 pages

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The changing character of the economies in Eastern and Western Europe are leading more people to start their own businesses. This volume, first published in 1987, highlights the trends developing over the closing decades of the twentieth century. Although business start-up requires financial and marketing skills, it also demands important physchological and sociological inputs. On the basis of detailed accounts of the relevant social processes, this volume describes the varied experiences of entrepreneurship as they are emerging among various groups in both Eastern and Western Europe including the unemployed, women, ethnic minorities and others. This book will be of interest to students of business studies and sociology.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors; Preface; 1. Introduction 2. The Development of Small Firms, the Traditional Family and Agrarian Patterns in Italy 3. Trends in Small Business Start-up in West Germany 4. Small Business and Social Mobility in France 5. Patterns of Business Proprietorship among Women in Britain 6. Ethnic Entrepreneurs in Britain and Europe 7. Ethnic Enterprise in Britain and Europe 7. Ethnic Enterprise in the Netherlands: the Surinamese of Amsterdam 8. Entrepreneurship in a Corporatist State: the Case of Sweden 9. Independent Economic Activity under State Socialism: is there a Petite Bourgeoisie in Eastern Europe? 10. The Social Analysis of Small Business: Some Emerging Themes; Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Development