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A General Theory of Entrepreneurship

Author : Scott Andrew Shane
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'This ambitious book draws upon a wide variety of literature in developing a comprehensive theory of entrepreneurship, ranging from the discovery of entrepreneurial activities, to industry differences in entrepreneurial activity, to the organizing process. It represents a major contribution to the field.' - Arnold C. Cooper, Purdue University, US 'Professor Scott Shane provides a deep and comprehensive discussion of the individual-opportunity nexus in entrepreneurship. Eschewing the usual approaches of either focusing exclusively on the individuals and their motivations and actions or focusing exclusively, almost always ex-post, on the economic potential of opportunities, Scott Shane fixes his gaze squarely on the nexus of the individual and the opportunity. It is this nexus that I believe is the building block for a better understanding of the entrepreneurial phenomenon.' - From the foreword by Sankaran Venkataraman In the first exhaustive treatment of the field in 20 years, Scott Shane extends the analysis of entrepreneurship by offering an overarching conceptual framework that explains the different parts of the entrepreneurial process - the opportunities, the people who pursue them, the skills and strategies used to organize and exploit opportunities, and the environmental conditions favorable to them - in a coherent way.

A General Theory of Entrepreneurship

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'This ambitious book draws upon a wide variety of literature in developing a comprehensive theory of entrepreneurship, ranging from the discovery of entrepreneurial activities, to industry differences in entrepreneurial activity, to the organizing process. It represents a major contribution to the field.' - Arnold C. Cooper, Purdue University, US 'Professor Scott Shane provides a deep and comprehensive discussion of the individual-opportunity nexus in entrepreneurship. Eschewing the usual approaches of either focusing exclusively on the individuals and their motivations and actions or focusing exclusively, almost always ex-post, on the economic potential of opportunities, Scott Shane fixes his gaze squarely on the nexus of the individual and the opportunity. It is this nexus that I believe is the building block for a better understanding of the entrepreneurial phenomenon.' - from the foreword by Sankaran Venkataraman In the first exhaustive treatment of the field in 20 years, Scott Shane extends the analysis of entrepreneurship by offering an overarching conceptual framework that explains the different parts of the entrepreneurial process - the opportunities, the people who pursue them, the skills and strategies used to organize and exploit opportunities, and the environmental conditions favorable to them - in a coherent way.

Towards a General Theory of Entrepreneurship

Author : Karen A. Campbell
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The General Theory of Profit Equilibrium

Author : C. Fanning
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John Maynard Keynes's seminal The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money remains central to economic debate over sixty years after its publication. This book shows how Keynes's masterpiece is best understood not as an attempt to tackle the immediate policy issues of this age but to extend the range of thought available to economists. Understood as such, it continues to provide the most effective framework to the central issues about the functioning of the economy. The authors offer a clear exposition of Keynes's thought and its continuing relevance for economists in academic, business and government life.

A General Theory of Entrepreneurial Behavior for Owner Controlled Firms with Theoretical and Empirical Applications

Author : James Thornton
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Creativity and Entrepreneurial Performance

Author : W. Edward McMullan
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The essential problem in entrepreneurship is improving the performance of entrepreneurs. The most important theories will be the ones that most enable us to predict and then ultimately influence entrepreneurial performance. This book develops a new and more accurate theory of entrepreneurial performance based in entrepreneurial creativity. The field of entrepreneurship has a long tradition of expecting entrepreneurial performance to be influenced by creativity, tracing back even before the pioneering work of Joseph Schumpeter (1883 to 1950), who defined entrepreneurship as creative-destruction—creating the new by supplanting or destroying the old. Subsequently, psychologist Robert Sternberg defined creativity as broadly encompassing creative aspects of personality, motivation, intellect, thinking style and relevant knowledge. Using Sternberg’s definition of creativity, the authors reviewed the evidence directly linking entrepreneurial creativity and entrepreneurial performance, concluding that the linkage is both statistically and practically significant. In order to scientifically tie entrepreneurship to creativity the book pursues a number of major objectives: In parts one and two, the authors remind us of our scientific challenge in the light of the depressing levels of performance typically to be found in the real world of entrepreneurship and explores the limitations of the dominant paradigms driving research in the field of entrepreneurship today. In part three, they bring together existing evidence to demonstrate the predictive and explanatory powers of creativity in relation to entrepreneurship. In part four, they further explore correlations between creativity and entrepreneurial performance at the individual and macro or society, levels. In summary, the book offers a bold predictive theory linking entrepreneurial creativity to entrepreneurial performance, however neither as boldly as a definitional linkage nor as timidly as one in a hundred or so factors potentially explaining entrepreneurial performance. This result is a general scientific theory that offers a serious challenge to entrepreneurial scholars who are pursuing other means for understanding the causality of entrepreneurial performance.

GENERAL THEORY OF THE UNIVERSITY WIDE INNOVATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION

Author : WANG ZHANREN
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This book forms part of the Three-theory System (i.e. Introductory Theory, Overall Theory and General Theory) of university-wide innovative entrepreneurship education. This system has three dimensions, with Introductory Theory focusing on system construction, Overall Theory on ontology interpretation and General Theory on the research of basic concepts. This book is to conduct a systematic research into ten basic concepts, which include essentialism, teleology, axiology, paradigm, methodology, evaluation, culturalism, history, disciplines and tendency. The focus of this book is upon the education objectives, namely all-inclusive, major-combined and talents cultivation. Its main purpose is to provide a general text for the theory research and practical innovation in the field of innovative entrepreneurship education of China. It will be of referential value for the cultivation of innovative and entrepreneurial talents in universities, and for the promotion of entrepreneurship through innovation and employment through entrepreneurship.

Contextualizing Entrepreneurship Theory

Author : Ted Baker
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As the breadth and empirical diversity of entrepreneurship research have increased rapidly during the last decade, the quest to find a "one-size-fits-all" general theory of entrepreneurship has given way to a growing appreciation for the importance of contexts. This promises to improve both the practical relevance and the theoretical rigor of research in this field. Entrepreneurship means different things to different people at different times and in different places and both its causes and its consequences likewise vary. For example, for some people entrepreneurship can be a glorious path to emancipation, while for others it can represent the yoke tethering them to the burdens of overwork and drudgery. For some communities it can drive renaissance and vibrancy while for others it allows only bare survival. In this book, we assess and attempt to push forward contemporary conceptualizations of contexts that matter for entrepreneurship, pointing in particular to opportunities generating new insights by attending to contexts in novel or underexplored ways. This book shows that the ongoing contextualization of entrepreneurship research should not simply generate a proliferation of unique theories – one for every context – but can instead result in better theory construction, testing and understanding of boundary conditions, thereby leading us to richer and more profound understanding of entrepreneurship across its many forms. Contextualizing Entrepreneurship Theory will critically review the current debate and existing literature on contexts and entrepreneurship and use this to synthesize new theoretical and methodological frameworks that point to important directions for future research.

Managing Your Intellectual Property Assets

Author : Scott Shane
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This book outlines and illustrates strategies that you must employ to protect your intellectual property. There are legal means available to you, and this book defines these means and explains them in plain language. If you want to protect your innovative product and service from your competition this book shows you how. It also provides you with the steps and actions needed to generate competitive advantage and profit for your company.

Contextualizing Entrepreneurship Theory

Author : Ted Baker
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As the breadth and empirical diversity of entrepreneurship research have increased rapidly during the last decade, the quest to find a "one-size-fits-all" general theory of entrepreneurship has given way to a growing appreciation for the importance of contexts. This promises to improve both the practical relevance and the theoretical rigor of research in this field. Entrepreneurship means different things to different people at different times and in different places and both its causes and its consequences likewise vary. For example, for some people entrepreneurship can be a glorious path to emancipation, while for others it can represent the yoke tethering them to the burdens of overwork and drudgery. For some communities it can drive renaissance and vibrancy while for others it allows only bare survival. In this book, we assess and attempt to push forward contemporary conceptualizations of contexts that matter for entrepreneurship, pointing in particular to opportunities generating new insights by attending to contexts in novel or underexplored ways. This book shows that the ongoing contextualization of entrepreneurship research should not simply generate a proliferation of unique theories – one for every context – but can instead result in better theory construction, testing and understanding of boundary conditions, thereby leading us to richer and more profound understanding of entrepreneurship across its many forms. Contextualizing Entrepreneurship Theory will critically review the current debate and existing literature on contexts and entrepreneurship and use this to synthesize new theoretical and methodological frameworks that point to important directions for future research.

Contributions to a Theory of Entrepreneurship

Author : Robert C. Cauthorn
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General Theory Of Employment Interest And Money

Author : John Maynard Keynes
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John Maynard Keynes is the great British economist of the twentieth century whose hugely influential work The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money is undoubtedly the century s most important book on economics strongly influencing economic theo

General Theories of the Multinational Enterprise

Author : Mark Casson
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The Entrepreneur

Author : Robert F. Hébert
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The term "entrepreneur," has a variety of meanings. Hebert and Link trace the historical roots of this diversity and propose an operational definition of entrepreneurship for current economic use. Through the volume's unique historical perspective, the authors are able to judge entrepreneurships record of successes and failures. Prospects for future manifestations of the entrepreneur are then clarified and assessed.

The Journal of European Economic History

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Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research

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Encyclopedia of Entrepreneurship

Author : Calvin A. Kent
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Some Socio economic Aspects of African Entrepreneurship with Particular Reference to the Transkei and Ciskei

Author : Gillian Patricia Hart
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Innovation Entrepreneurship and Technological Change

Author : Albert N. Link
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A comprehensive and integrative overview of the current thinking on innovation, entrepreneurship, and technical change, written from an economics perspective, for academics, graduate, and advanced undergraduate students of Business Studies, Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Studies.

Not Only an Economist

Author : Mark Blaug
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Not Only an Economist reflects the wide range of Professor Blaug's interests and includes new and recent work on Adam Smith, Hayek and Keynes, studies in methodology, as well as new contributions to the economics of education. These are supplemented by essays arguing the economic case for subsidies to the arts. The book concludes with a selection from the one hundred book reviews that he has written over the years.