Provides a range of articles from 1951 to 1992 reprinted from various journals such as the and the . The papers were collected to provide as wide a view as possible on the field of entrepreneur studies as it has emerged in the past few decades. Coming from the fields of psychology, sociology, economics, statistics, history, and population ecology, the 31 papers are organized into sections on entrepreneurial supply, the entrepreneur, start up, networks, venture capital, growth, family business, and future challenges. Topics include: whether organizations can act entrepreneurially; the behavior patterns of the entrepreneur personality; the characteristics of inter- organizational networks; and a model for the life cycle of an organization, from youth to maturity. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.