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The Habitual Entrepreneur

1st Edition

By Paul Westhead, Mike Wright


154 pages

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Increasingly, entrepreneurship research recognizes a wide variety in entrepreneurial behaviour. One such difference is marked between experienced or habitual entrepreneurs and novices. This book, authored by established experts in the field, introduces and explores the habitual entrepreneur phenomenon.

Building upon an international body of research, the authors analyse business behaviour to demonstrate how experience relates to the performance of new ventures. In employing a range of methodological techniques, the authors provide insight into how prior business ownership experience produces different outcomes when it comes to the key success factors associated with entrepreneurial ventures. With detailed coverage of finance, networking, opportunity discovery, and learning, the book is a uniquely comprehensive resource.

This concise book is a complete research guide which provides an introduction for advanced students and researchers of entrepreneurship worldwide.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Entrepreneur Resources: Theoretical Insights

3. Entrepreneur Resource Profiles

4. Entrepreneur Resource Accumulation: Finance

5. Entrepreneur Resource Accumulation: Networking and Research Orchestration

6. Opportunity Discovery and Creation

7. Learning

8. Entrepreneur and Firm Performance

9. Conclusions and Implications

About the Authors

Paul Westhead is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Durham University Business School, UK and he is the visiting professor of Entrepreneurship at Bodø Graduate School of Business, Nordland University in Norway. In collaboration with Mike Wright the book, Entrepreneurship: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press) was published in 2013. His research focuses on wealth creation and entrepreneur behaviour.

Mike Wright is Professor of Entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School, UK, Director of the Centre for Management Buyout Research and visiting professor at the University of Ghent. He was previously Chair of the Academy of Management Entrepreneurship Division and is co-editor of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and Academy of Management Perspectives.

About the Series

Routledge Studies in Entrepreneurship

This series extends the meaning and scope of entrepreneurship by capturing new research and enquiry on economic, social, cultural and personal value creation. Entrepreneurship as value creation represents the endeavours of innovative people and organisations in creative environments that open up opportunities for developing new products, new services, new firms and new forms of policy making in different environments seeking sustainable economic growth and social development. In setting this objective the series includes books which cover a diverse range of conceptual, empirical and scholarly topics that both inform the field and push the boundaries of entrepreneurship.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate Finance / Venture Capital
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Entrepreneurship