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Crossroads of Entrepreneurship presents works from scholars belonging to a number of different disciplines - business history, economics, sociology and management - and addresses a cross section of issues in the entrepreneurship field. Contributions are arranged in different sections, emphasizing dialogue across disciplines and paradigms, rather than boundaries between them. The first section of the work is a compilation of papers that trace the historical roots of study in entrepreneurship in different disciplinary domains, and highlight the fundamental issues addressed by past research. A second section gathers empirical studies adopting various methods and investigating different aspects of entrepreneurial action. The third section collects contributions investigating the development of entrepreneurship in different national settings. The work reveals a convergence of issues and interests, despite paradigmatic differences, and the potential benefits of more intense conversation across disciplines.
Combines different disciplinary perspectives: management, economics, sociology, business history. Addresses current topics like ethnic entrepreneurship, the role of the state and state-owned companies in promoting entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship and family business, collective entrepreneurship, differences in entrepreneurship dynamics around the world. Gathers perspectives from different countries and research traditions. Softcover version of the original that published in March 2004.
Table of Contents
Introduction.- Pioneers In Entrepreneurship Research.- The Entrepreneur And The Style Of Modern Economics.- The Social And Institutional Context Of Entrepreneurship.- A Historian Looks At Entrepreneurship.- Venture Capital And The Growth Of Innovative Firms In Europe.- Fostering Entrepreneurship In Established Family Firms.- The Effects Of Entrepreneurial Posture On International Activities In The Light Of Emerging Globalization.- Beyond Pioneers And Followers.- Learning In Entrepreneurial Firms.- Technological Entrepreneurship.- Entrepreneurship In Late Developing Countries.- Entrepreneurship In Scandinavia.- Entrepreneurship: The Italian Story.- A Roundtable Of Practitioners' Point Of View On Entrepreneurship.