Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research: An Interdisciplinary Survey and Introduction / Edition 2

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Interest in and attention to entrepreneurship has exploded in recent years. Nevertheless, much of the research and scholarship in entrepreneurship has remained elusive to academics, policymakers and other researchers, in large part because the field is informed by a broad spectrum of disciplines, including management, finance, economics, policy, sociology, and psychology, often pursued in isolation from each other. Since its original publication in 2003, the Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research has served as the definitive resource in the field, bringing together contributions from leading scholars in these disciplines to present a holistic, multi-dimensional approach. This new edition, fully revised and updated, and including several new chapters, covers all of the primary topics in entrepreneurship, including entrepreneurial behavior, risk and opportunity recognition, equity financing, business culture and strategy, innovation, and the impact of entrepreneurship on economic growth and development. Featuring an integrative introduction, extensive literature reviews and reference lists, the Handbook will continue to serve as a roadmap to the rapidly evolving and dynamic field of entrepreneurship.

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Table of Contents

Introduction to the 2nd Edition of the Handbook of Entrepreneurship Research Zoltan J. Acs David B. Audretsch 1

Part I Opportunity

2 Debates in Entrepreneurship: Opportunity Formation and Implications for the Field of Entrepreneurship Sharon A. Alvarez Jay B. Barney Susan L. Young 23

3 An Update to the Individual-Opportunity Nexus Jonathan T. Eckhardt Scott Shane 47

4 Three Views of Entrepreneurial Opportunity Saras D. Sarasvathy Nicholas Dew S. Ramakrishna Velamuri Sankaran Venkataraman 77

Part II The Emergence of New Ventures

5 Entrepreneurial Behavior: Firm Organizing Processes William B. Gartner Nancy M. Carter Paul D. Reynolds 99

6 Corporate Entrepreneurship: An Introduction and Research Review Donald F. Kuratko 129

7 High-Impact Entrepreneurship Zoltan J. Acs 165

8 Equity Financing Paul Gompers Josh Lerner 183

Part III The Market Context

9 Market Processes and Entrepreneurial Studies Roger Koppl Maria Minniti 217

10 Entrepreneurship, Business Culture and the Theory of the Firm Mark Casson 249

11 Knowledge Spillover Entrepreneurship Zoltan J. Acs David B. Audretsch 273

12 Risk and Uncertainty Sharon Gifford 303

Part IV The Social Context

13 Looking Forward, Looking Backward: From Entrepreneurial Cognition to Neuroentrepreneurship Norris F. Krueger, Jr. Mellani Day 321

14 The Social Psychology of Entrepreneurial Behavior Kelly G. Shaver 359

15 Entrepreneurship as Social Construction: A Multilevel Evolutionary Approach Howard E. Aldrich Martha A. Martinez 387

Part V The Global Context

16 International Business, Entrepreneurship and the Global Economy Siri A. Terjesen Zoltan J. Acs David B. Audretsch 431

17 The Globalization of Innovation and Entrepreneurial Talent Robert Wuebker Zoltan J. Acs Richard Florida 457

18 Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries Zoltan J. Acs Nicola Virgill 485

Part VI The Entrepreneurial Society

19 The Geography of Entrepreneurship Lawrence A. Plummer Aviad Pe'er 519

20 The Impact of Entrepreneurship on Economic Growth Martin A. Carree A. Roy Thurik 557

21 Entrepreneurship and Public Policy Magnus Henrekson Mikael Stenkula 595

22 Connecting the Study of Entrepreneurship and Theories of Capitalist Progress: An Epilog Rita Gunther McGrath Sameeksha Desai 639

Index 661

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