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This new volume in the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management volume set: The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship, especially commissioned for the second edition from editors Michael A. Hitt and R. Duane Ireland, charts the key concepts and frameworks in the expanding field of Entrepreneurship.

  • A brand new, state-of-the-art volume in the growing field of Entrepreneurship;
  • Features 90 important entrepreneurship concepts written by 110 international contributors;
  • Charts the key concepts and frameworks of the field, covering: 'creative destruction'; competitive dynamics; real options; social capital; corporate entrepreneurship; risk management; franchising; succession planning; location effects; spinoffs; and product innovation.
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Editorial Reviews

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"One strand running through all the volumes of the BlackwellEncyclopedia is that, while the entries may develop and explainthe theoretical concepts of the field, there is also an emphasis ontheir practical application. This makes this set a good place tostart for an overview and quick understanding of a topic –not just for students and researchers but also for practitioners."– Reference Reviews

"Blackwell’s second edition of this work is every bit asimpressive as the first. Bottom Line: Extensively revised, with 30percent new material throughout, this comprehensive resourceremains one of the most authoritative general businessencyclopedias available. Highly recommended for academic andspecial library business collections." LibraryJournal

"This is a critical resource for anyone who wants to explore ontopics such as knowledge management, globalization, changemanagement, business ethical issues, total quality management, orbenchmarking and management strategies. Summing up: Highlyrecommended. Academic libraries supporting business/managementprograms at all academic levels and libraries building a businesscollection." – Choice

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405116503
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/14/2006
  • Series: Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Management Series, #2
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,513,133
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael A. Hitt is a Distinguished Professor and holds theJoseph Foster Chair in Business Leadership and the C.W. and DorothyConn Chair in New Ventures at Texas A&M University. He receivedhis Ph.D. from the University of Colorado. He has authored orcoauthored several books and book chapters and numerous articles insuch journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Academy ofManagement Review, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of AppliedPsychology, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Journal ofManagement Studies and Journal of Management, amongothers. His recent publications include three books, Mergers andAcquisitions: A Guide to Creating Value for Stakeholders(2001) (Oxford University Press) and Strategic Management:Competitiveness and Globalization, 5th Edition (2003) andCompeting for Advantage (2004) (SouthWestern PublishingCo.). He is Coeditor of several recent books, ManagingStrategically in an Interconnected World (1998); NewManagerial Mindsets: Organizational Transformation and StrategyImplementation (1998); Dynamic Strategic Resources:Development, Diffusion and Integration (1999); WinningStrategies in a Deconstructing World (2000) (John Wiley &Sons) Handbook of Strategic Management (2001), StrategicEntrepreneurship: Creating a New Integrated Mindset (2002),Creating Value: Winners in the New Business Environment(2002) (Blackwell Publishers) and Managing Knowledge forSustained Competitive Advantage (2003) (Jossey Bass). He hasserved on the editorial review boards of multiple journalsincluding the Academy of Management Journal, Academy ofManagement Executive, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal ofManagement, Journal of World Business and Journal of AppliedBehavioral Sciences. Furthermore, he has served as ConsultingEditor (1988-90) and Editor (1991-1993) of the Academy ofManagement Journal. He has been a Coeditor for special issuesof the Strategic Management Journal, Academy of ManagementReview, Journal of Engineering and Technology Management andthe Academy of Management Executive. He serves on the Boardof the Strategic Management Society and is a Past President of theAcademy of Management, a 13,000+ member international organizationdedicated to the advancement of management knowledge and practice.He received the 1996 Award for Outstanding Academic Contributionsto Competitiveness and the 1999 Award for Outstanding IntellectualContributions to Competitiveness Research from the American Societyfor Competitiveness. He is a Fellow in the Academy of Management, aResearch Fellow in the National Entrepreneurship Consortium andreceived an honorary doctorate (Doctor Honoris Causa) from theUniversidad Carlos III de Madrid for his contributions to thefield. He is a member of the Academy of Management Journals' Hallof Fame. He received awards for the best article published in theAcademy of Management Executive (1999) and Academy ofManagement Journal (2000). In 2001, he received the IrwinOutstanding Educator Award and the Distinguished Service Award fromthe Academy of Management.

R. Duane Ireland holds the Foreman R. and Ruby S. BennettChair in Business Administration in the Mays Business School atTexas A&M University. Previously, he held the W. David RobbinsChair in Strategic Management at the University of Richmond and theCurtis Hankamer Chair in Entrepreneurship in the Hankamer School ofBusiness, Baylor University. His teaching responsibilities centeron strategic management and entrepreneurship courses at theExecutive MBA, MBA and undergraduate levels. Following terms as theChair of the Management Department and as the Associate Dean forResearch in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business, Duane served asthe Director of the Entrepreneurship Studies Program at Baylor.Interested in research questions related to both theentrepreneurship and strategic management disciplines, Dr.Ireland's work has been published in an array of journals,including Academy of Management Journal, Academy ofManagement Review, Administrative Science Quarterly,Strategic Management Journal, Academy of ManagementExecutive, Journal of Management, Journal ofManagement Studies, Decision Sciences, HumanRelations, Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice,Business Horizons, British Journal of Management,Journal of Small Business Management, and AmericanJournal of Small Business. Dr. Ireland has also served invarious editorial capacities. He has been or is serving as a memberof the Editorial Review Boards for Academy of ManagementReview, Academy of Management Journal, Academy ofManagement Executive, Journal of Management,Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice and Journal ofLeadership & Organizational Studies. Additionally, hepreviously completed terms as an Associate Editor for Academy ofManagement Executive and as Consulting Editor forEntrepreneurship: Theory & Practice. He is an in-comingAssociate Editor for Academy of Management Journal. He isthe co-author of more than 10 books, including the sixth edition ofStrategic Management: Competitiveness and Globalization andMergers and Acquisitions: A Guide to Creating Value forStakeholders (Oxford University Press). Dr. Ireland is aConsulting Editor for a series of graduate level books on strategicmanagement (Oxford University Press). Recently, he has served as aGuest Co-Editor for special issues of Academy of ManagementReview, Academy of Management Executive, StrategicManagement Journal, Journal of Engineering and TechnologyManagement, and Journal of Business Venturing(forthcoming). One of his co-authored papers was selected asthe Best Paper in 1999's volume of Academy of ManagementExecutive while another of his publications received the BestPaper award in 2000 from Academy of Management Journal.

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Table of Contents


About the Editors.

List of Contributors.

Dictionary Entries A-Z.


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