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Small Business and Entrepreneurship / Edition 1

Small Business and Entrepreneurship / Edition 1

by Robert Blackburn, Candida Brush

ISBN-10: 1412934370

ISBN-13: 9781412934374

Pub. Date: 07/15/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This exciting new major work will provide a compendium of alternative perspectives on research into small business and entrepreneurship. Edited by two world-class experts, the selection reflects the principles of theoretical grounding and empirical rigor. The collection captures the richness and variety of this burgeoning and dynamic field. Small Business and


This exciting new major work will provide a compendium of alternative perspectives on research into small business and entrepreneurship. Edited by two world-class experts, the selection reflects the principles of theoretical grounding and empirical rigor. The collection captures the richness and variety of this burgeoning and dynamic field. Small Business and Entrepreneurship is structured within six main areas: theory and theoretical developments, research approaches, populations of entrepreneurs, forms of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial processes and activities, and the outcomes of entrepreneurship.

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SAGE Library in Business and Management Series
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Five-Volume Set
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6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 6.90(d)

Table of Contents

The Developing Domain of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
Entrepreneurship Research in Emergence - L Busenitz, G P West, D Shepherd, T Nelson, G N Chandler & A Zacharakis
Past Trends and Future Directions
Is There an Elephant in Entrepreneurship? Blind Assumptions in Theory Development - W B Gartner
The Adolescence of Entrepreneurship Research - M B Low
Specification and Purpose
The Promise of Entrepreneurship as a Field of Research - S Shane & S Venkataraman
The Focus of Entrepreneurial Research - D Ucbasaran, P Westhead & M Wright
Contextual and Process Issues
Methodological Issues and Debates
Levels of Analysis in Entrepreneurship Research - P Davidsson & J Wiklund
Current Research Practice and Suggestions for the Future
Working in the Field - R Holliday
Researching Entrepreneurship through Phenomenological Inquiry - J Cope
Philosophical Issues
Case Study Method in Small Business and Entrepreneurial Research - L Perren & M Ram
Mapping Boundaries and Perspectives
Discourses and Critiques of the Field
New Meanings for Entrepreneurs - U Hytti
From Risk-Taking Heroes to Safe-Seeking Professionals
Mythicizing and Reification in Entrepreneurial Discourse - J O Ogbor
Ideaology - Critique of Entrepreneurial Studies
Government Discourses on Entrepreneurship - L Perren & P Jennings
Issues of Subjugation and Power
Owner-Managers and Entrepreneurs
Differences Between Entrepreneurs and Managers in Large Organizations - L Busenitz & J Barner
Biases and Heuristics in Strategic Decision-Making
Differentiating Entrepreneurs from Small Business Owners - J W Carland, F Hoy, W R Boulton & J A C Carland
A Conceptualization
The Entrepreneurial Personality - E Chell
A Few Ghosts Laid to Rest
A Psychosocial Cognitive Model of Employment Status Choice - J Katz
Female Entrepreneurship and Feminist Perspectives
Why Research on Women Entrepreneurs Needs New Directions - H Ahl
Time for a Change? Women's Accounts of the Move from Organizational Careers to Self-Employment - M Mallon & L Cohen
A Gendered Perspective on Organizational Creation - B J Bird & C G Brush
Research on Women Business Owners - C Brush
Past Trends, a New Perspective and Future Directions
A Theoretical Overview and Extension of Research on Sex, Gender, and Entrepreneurship - E M Fischer, A R Reuber & L S Dyke
Feminist Insights on Gendered Work - K. Mirchandani
New Directions in Research on Women and Entrepreneurship
Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Businesses
Ethnicity and Entrepreneurship - H E Aldrich & R Waldinger
Ethnic Minority Business Support - G Barrett, T Jones & D Mc Evoy
Theoretical Discourse in Britain and North America
Continues from Immigrant and Ethnic Minority Businesses
Minority Business Access to Mainstream Markets - T Bates
The Absence of African-American Owned Business - R Fairlie
An Analysis of the Dynamics of Self-Employment
Apprentice Entrepreneurs? Ethnic Minority Workers in the Independent Restaurant Sector - M Ram, T Abbas, B Sanghera, G Barlow & T Jones
Outsiders' Business - J Rath & R Kloosterman
A Critical Review of Research on Immigrant Entrepreneurship
Family Business
The Pervasive Effects of Family on Entrepreneurship - H E Aldrich & J E Cliff
Toward a Family Embeddedness Perspective
Trends and Directions in the Development of a Strategic Management Theory of the Family Firm - J J Chrisman, J H Chua & P Sharma
Help One Another, Use One Another - A Stewart
Toward an Anthropology of Family Business
International Comparisons
The Normative Context for Women's Participation in Entrepreneurship - C Baughn, B L Chua & K E Neupert
A Multi-Country Study
The Sociocultural Environment for Entrepreneurship - T M Begley & W Tan
A Comparison Between East Asian and Anglo-Saxon Countries
Entrepreneurship and its Determinants in a Cross-Country Setting - A Freytag & R Thurik
Cross-National Comparisons of the Variation in New Firm Formation Rates - P D Reynolds, D J Storey & P Westhead
Social Enterprise
Social and Commercial Entrepreneurship - J Austin, H Stevenson & J Wei-Skillern
Same, Different or Both?
Social Enterprise and Entrepreneurship - E Chell
Towards a Convergent Theory of the Entrepreneurial Process
Social Entrepreneurship Research - J Mair & I Marti
A Source of Explanation, Prediction, and Delight
Why Do Firms Use Franchising as an Entrepreneurial Strategy? A Meta-Analysis - J Coombs & D Ketchen
Multi-Unit Franchising - P J Kauffman & R P Dant
Growth and Management Issues
Colas, Shakers and Burgers - J Stanworth & J Curran
Self-Employment Entry Across Industry Groups - T Bates
Does Entrepreneurship Pay? An Empirical Analysis of the Returns to Self-Employment - B Hamilton
Self-Employment Career Dynamics - B Granger, J Stanworth & C Stanworth
The Case of 'Unemployment Push' in UK Book Publishing
Self-Employment - D G Blanchflower
More May Not be Better
Entrepreneurship and Small Firms in Transition and Developing Economies
The Growth of the Firm in Planned Economies in Transition - M W Peng & P Heath
Institutions, Organizations, and Strategic Choice
Self-Employment in the Era of the New Economic Model in Latin America - M J Pisani & J A Paán
A Case Study of Nicaragua
New Private Enterprises in Three Transitional Contexts - K Robert & C Zhou
Central Europe, the Former Soviet Union and China
The Distinctiveness of Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies - D Smallbone & F Welter
Globalization and Internationalization
Effects of Age at Entry, Knowledge Intensity and Imitabilty on International Growth - E Autio, H Sapienza & J Almeida
Small Firm Dynamism in East Asia - F Iqbal & S Urata
An Introductory Overview
Internationalisation: Conceptualizing an Entrepreneurial Process of Behaviour in Time - M V Jones & N E Coviello
Defining International Entrepreneurship and Modelling the Speed of Internationalization - B M Oviatt & P P Mc Dougall
New Venture Creation
Improvising Firms - T Baker, A S Miner & D T Eesley
Bricolage, Account Giving and Improvisational Competencies in the Founding Process
Properties of Emerging Organizations - C G Brush, L Edelman & T Manolova
An Empirical Test
Exploring Start-Up Event Sequences - N Carter, W B Gartner & Reynolds
Competing Models of Entrepreneurial Intentions - N F Krueger, M D Reilly & A L Carsrud
Challenges of Development, Growth and Performance
A Multi-Dimensional Model Venture Growth - J R Baum, E A Locke & K G Smith
Strategic Management of Small Firms in Hostile and Benign Environments - J G Covin & D P Slevin
Organizational Growth - K Eisenhardt & C Schoonhoven
Linking Founding Team, Strategy, Environment and Growth Among US Semiconductor Ventures, 1978-1988
An Examination of the Influence of Industry Structure on Eight Alternative Measures of New Venture Performance for High Potential Independent New Ventures - K C Robinson
Business Planning
Does Business Planning Facilitate the Development of New Ventures? - F Delmar & S Shane
What do Investors Look for in a Business Plan? A Comparison of the Investment Criteria of Bankers, Venture Capitalists and Business Angels - C Mason & M Stark
Institutional Forces and the Written Business Plan - B Honig & T Karlsson
Finance and Financial Management
The Economics of Small Business Finance - A N Berger & G F Udell
The Roles of Private Equity and Debt Markets in the Financial Growth Cycle
Competition, Small Business Financing and Discrimination - K S Cavalluzzo, L C Cavalluzzo & J D Wolken
Evidence From a New Survey
Patterns of Venture Capital Funding - P G Greene, C G Brush, M M Hart & P Saparito
Is Gender a Factor?
Innovation and Regional Growth in Small High Technology Firms - R P Oakey
Evidence from Britain and the USA
Access to Finance by Ethnic Minority Businesses in the UK - D Smallbone, M Ram, D Deakins & R Baldock
Human Resource Management and Employment Relations
Managing Human Resources in Small Organizations - M S Cardon & C E Stevens
What Do We Know?
Human Resource Management in Smaller Firms - S Marlow
A Contradiction in Terms?
A New Look at Job Satisfaction in the Small Firm - J Curran & J Stanworth
Regulation of Work in Small Firms - C Moule
What's So Special about Small Firms? Developing and Integrated Approach to Analysing Small Firm Industrial Relations - R Barrett & A Rainnie
Praising Caesar Not Burying Him - M Ram & P Edwards
What We Know About Employment Relations in Small Firms
Marketing and Marketing Strategies
The Evolution of Marketing in Small Firms - D J Carson
An Investigation of Marketing Practice by Firm Size - N E Coviello, R J Brodie & H J Munro
Coping with the Market - R Scase & R Goffee
Collaboration and Performance in Foreign Markets - R C Shrader
The Case of Young High-Technology Manufacturing Firms
Networking and External Relations
The Contribution of Business Associations to SMEs - R J Bennett & M Ramsden
Strategy, Bundling or Reassurance?
The Institutional Embeddedness of Local Inter-Firm Networks - B Johannisson, M Ramírez-Pasillas & G Karlsson
A Leverage for Business Creation
The Role, Use and Activation of Strong and Weak Network Ties - S L Jack
A Qualitative Analysis
Social Structure and Competition in Inter-Firm Networks - B Uzzi
The Paradox of Embeddedness
Contributions to the Economy
Capitalism and Democracy in the 21st Century - D Anderson & R Thurik
From the Managed to the Entrepreneurial Economy
Entrepreneurship Capital and Economic Performance - D Audretsch & M Keilbach
Entrepreneurship - W J Baumol
Productive, Unproductive and Destructive
Self-Employment Wealth and Job Creation - A E Burke
The Roles of Gender, Non-Pecuniary Motivation and Entrepreneurial Ability
Linking Entrepreneurship and Economic Growth - S Wennekers & R Thurik
Public Policy and State Intervention
What is Small Business Policy in the UK For? Evaluation and Assessing Small Business Policies - J Curran
Does More Mean Worse? Three Decades of Enterprise Policy in the Tees Valley - F J Greene, K Mole & D J Storey
SME Policy, Academic Research and the Growth of Ignorance, Mythical Concepts, Myths, Assumptions, Rituals and Confusions - A Gibb
The Effect of Business Regulations on Nascent and Young Business Entrepreneurship - A van Stel, D J Storey & A R Thurik
Entrepreneurship, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises and Public Policies - D J Storey
Entrepreneurship Education
Opportunity Identification and Its Role in the Entrepreneurial Classroom: A Pedagogical Approach and Empirical Test - D R De Tienne & G N Chandler
The Theoretical Side of Teaching Entrepreneurship - J Fiet
The Chronology and Intellectual Trajectory of American Entrepreneurship Education 1876-1999 - J Katz
A Process Model for Entrepreneurship Education and Development - C Leitch & R Harrison
Towards a Conceptual Understanding of Entrepreneurial Learning - D Rae & M Carswell
Business Exit and Transfer
Redefining Business Success - B Headd
Distinguishing Between Closure and Failure
Falling Forward - R Mc Grath
Real Options Reasoning and Entrepreneurial Failure
Learning the Hard Way - D Stokes & R A Blackburn
The Lessons of Owner-Managers Who Have Closed Their Businesses

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