Entrepreneurship is a widely-used term that has gained traction in modern academic discourse. This series aims to contribute to the knowledge and conceptualization of entrepreneurship in modern society from a variety of lenses. It promotes research and enquiry on the economic, social, cultural and personal dimensions of entrepreneurship for academic, practitioner and policy audiences. Publications in this series originate from different perspectives on the field including, though not exclusive to, studies that examine entrepreneurship as an activity – the launch of a small business, for example - a mindset and attitude, and having a specific spatial and temporal context. The research methods may draw upon primary and secondary sources or be conceptual, thus using a variety of methodological approaches. Hence, the series includes studies that cover a diverse range of conceptual, empirical and scholarly topics to both inform the field and push the boundaries of our understanding of entrepreneurship further.
Entrepreneurial Finance, Crowdfunding, and Language From Social to Financial Support
Entrepreneurial Communities and Ecosystems Theories in Culture, Empowerment, and Leadership
How Small-to-Medium Enterprises Thrive and Survive in Turbulent Times From Deconstructing to Synthesizing Organizational Resilience Capabilities
By Francesca Capo, Francesca Di Pietro
August 02, 2023
Considering language a relevant strategic instrument that entrepreneurs and managers can use to seek external resources, this book investigates and discusses whether and under which conditions language strategies can facilitate entrepreneurs’ social support and legitimation as well as access to ...
By Anthony Abiodun Eniola, Chux Gervase Iwu, Abdullah Promise Opute
December 30, 2022
For many years, entrepreneurship has been considered as one of the most important solutions to the three-pronged challenges, poverty, unemployment and inequality, of most African countries. A recent development that has undoubtedly compounded the challenges that African entrepreneurs face and ...
By Joanna Duda, Rafał Kusa
August 09, 2022
Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Crisis: SME Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic aims to address the conditions for the operations of SMEs during the time of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the governmental support for entrepreneurs in such industries as tourism, manufacturing, recycling, ...
By Bérangère Deschamps, Audrey Missonier, Catherine Thévenard-Puthod, Paulette Robic, Dominique Barbelivien
August 01, 2022
‘Business transfer’ refers to the transfer of ownership and leadership from one or more outgoing owner-manager(s) to one or more incoming owner-manager(s). Apart from all the company's material assets, it presupposes that information, relationships, know-how and social capital are also transmitted ...
By Morgan R. Clevenger, Michael W-P Fortunato
July 15, 2022
Entrepreneurial Communities and Ecosystems: Case Study Insights aims to provide applied examples that embody the theories, principles, and processes that contribute to empowering everyday entrepreneurial communities and ecosystems. Relying on a diversity of narratives from a wide range of ...
By Morgan R. Clevenger, Michael W-P Fortunato
June 24, 2022
Entrepreneurial Communities and Ecosystems: Theories in Culture, Empowerment, and Leadership examines the deep sociocultural dynamics supporting effective and emergent entrepreneurial ecosystems and communities for a new generation of ecosystem builders and researchers. The book provides current ...
By Simon Bridge
December 31, 2021
Triggered largely by claims that small businesses were the main source of new jobs, an ‘explosion’ of interest in enterprise, entrepreneurs and small business has led to the establishment of a conventional wisdom about enterprise. Mistaken theories can become influential and examining the ...
By Aldona Glińska-Neweś, Beata Glinka
November 30, 2021
Supporting employee entrepreneurship is among major challenges contemporary organizations face. Many facets of corporate entrepreneurship are investigated, and the body of knowledge in the field is growing rapidly; nevertheless, there are still knowledge and research gaps to be filled. Notably, ...
By Alexandros Psychogios, Rea Prouska
January 09, 2019
Managing People in Small and Medium Enterprises in Turbulent Contexts explores a range of human resource management (HRM) issues specific to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Based on a series of research studies and secondary sources of data, the book’s primary aim is to contextualise HRM...
By Yiu Ha Chu, Kosmas Smyrnios
July 19, 2018
Political and financial upheaval is not a new phenomenon – from the tulip bulb bubble in the Netherlands in the seventeenth century to Black Monday in 1987, businesses throughout history have worked to adapt and cope. However, today’s climate is even more fraught with crises, raising the levels of ...
By George Tesar, Zsuzsanna Vincze
September 22, 2017
Interest in generally expanding the understanding of small and medium-sized enterprises, especially understanding their strategies and operations to enter international markets, is growing rapidly among researchers and academics globally. Government officials, regional and economic specialists, and...
By Carmine Sellitto, David Banks, Scott Bingley, Stephen Burgess
July 26, 2016
Small businesses make up some 90-95 percent of all global firms. Many undervalue the importance of information and communication technology (ICT). Within the small business segment there can be significant differences amongst the avid early adopters of ICT and the laggards. Research on early ...