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Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Growth And Performance

Frontiers in European Entrepreneurship Research

Hans Landström , Hans Crijns , Eddy Laveren , David Smallbone

Edited by Hans Landström, Professor in Business Administration, Sten K. Johnson Centre for Entrepreneurship, Lund University, Sweden, Hans Crijns, Professor, Centre for Entrepreneurship, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School, Belgium, Eddy Laveren, Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship, Department of Accounting and Finance, University of Antwerp, Belgium and David Smallbone, Professor of Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Small Business Research Centre, Kingston University, UK

2008 384 pp Hardback 978 1 84720 853 8
ebook isbn 978 1 84844 395 2

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‘This book brings together some of Europe’s finest scholars, showcasing the richness, diversity and quality of European entrepreneurship research. Collectively, the authors present an authoritative overview of state-of-the-art research on current entrepreneurship themes. This book is a “must read” for scholars, policymakers, and students interested in staying updated about the current state of entrepreneurship research.’
– Johan Wiklund, Syracuse University, US

Contents
Contents: Foreword by Friederike Welter Part I: Introduction Part II: Entrepreneurs and their Role Part III: Entrepreneurship in Family Firms Part V: Performance of New Ventures Part VI: Processes and Entrepreneurship Index Contributors: D.A. Almer-Jarz, A. Blesa, R.J. Breitenecker, E. Cools, H. Crijns, P. Davidsson, F. Delmar, E. Garnsey, P. Gibcus, R. Goujet, T.G. Habbershon, E.J. Isaksen, B. Johannisson, A. Jorissen, R. Kemp, H. Landström, E. Laveren, J. Meijaard, L. Melin, V. Molly, D. Monferrer, Y. Nauwelaerts, M. Nordqvist, L. Olaison, M. Ripollés, E.J. Schwarz, D. Smallbone, O.R. Spilling, E. Stam, S. Tan, J. Telussa, L.M. Uhlaner, V. Vanyushyn, J. Winborg

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‘Collectively, the authors present an informative overview of some of the best European research in entrepreneurship that exists at present. In addition, the variation in research traditions and approaches offer the reader an interesting insight into the various disciplinary perspectives that can shed light on entrepreneurial activities, including insights from psychology, sociology, finance and strategy. The attempt to examine both individual and firm-level analysis is also a strength of this book, given that the majority of entrepreneurship research tends to focus on just one of these streams and there is a dearth of work that is able to integrate and understand both dimensions simultaneously. . . the book provides value for money for those whom entrepreneurship research within a European context is a particular interest.’
– Jean Clarke, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research

‘This book brings together some of Europe’s finest scholars, showcasing the richness, diversity and quality of European entrepreneurship research. Collectively, the authors present an authoritative overview of state-of-the-art research on current entrepreneurship themes. This book is a “must read” for scholars, policymakers, and students interested in staying updated about the current state of entrepreneurship research.’
– Johan Wiklund, Syracuse University, US

‘The 20th edition of the RENT conference took place where it started 20 years ago: in the European “capital”, Brussels. The current volume presents the best papers of this conference and offers a grand view of the state of the art of European entrepreneurship research. Drivers as well as consequences are dealt with from many different angles. Taken together it gives a thorough description of the scarcest and most essential of all input factors of the modern economy: entrepreneurship.’
– Roy Thurik, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands

This book provides an invaluable, state-of-the-art overview of current European research in the field of entrepreneurship.

It focuses on four themes, each of which illustrates a key dimension in the overall theme:

• entrepreneurs and their role in entrepreneurship
• entrepreneurship in family businesses
• performance of new ventures and
• entrepreneurial processes.

Entrepreneurship, Sustainable Growth and Performance is written from various perspectives by eminent academics with different methodological approaches. It is an invaluable resource for researchers, scholars and students as well as consultants and policymakers with an interest in entrepreneurship and small businesses.

Full table of contents

Contents:

Foreword
Friederike Welter

PART I: INTRODUCTION
1. Introduction
Hans Crijns, Eddy Laveren, Hans Landström and David Smallbone

2. Looking Back at 20 Years of Entrepreneurship Research: What Did We Learn?
Per Davidsson

PART II: ENTREPRENEURS AND THEIR ROLE
3. The Hunt for the Heffalump Continues: Who is the Flemish Entrepreneur?
Eva Cools

4. How Do You React to Entrepreneurship Education? An Examination of the Role of Predispositions in an Enactive Mastery Experience of Entrepreneurship
Fréderic Delmar and Régis Goujet

5. Why Do They Use Financial Bootstrapping? A Quantitative Study of New Business Managers
Joakim Winborg

PART III: ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN FAMILY FIRMS
6. Transgenerational Entrepreneurship: Exploring Entrepreneural Orientation in Family Firms
Mattias Nordqvist, Timothy G. Habbershon and Leif Melin

7. Financing and Growth Behaviour of Family Firms: Differences between First- and Next-generation-managed Firms
Vincent Molly, Eddy Laveren and Ann Jorissen

8. The Link between Family Orientation,Strategy and Innovation in Dutch SBEs: Lagged Effects
Lorraine M. Uhlaner, Sita Tan, Joris Meijaard and Ron Kemp

PART V: PERFORMANCE OF NEW VENTURES
9. New Venture Teams: The Relationship between Initial Team Characteristics, Team Processes and Performance
Daniela A. Almer-Jarz, Erich J. Schwarz and Robert J. Breitenecker

10. Entrepreneurs’ Human Capital and Early Business Performance
Espen John Isaksen

11. Direct and Indirect Effects of Entrepreneurial and Market Orientations on the International Performance of Spanish and Belgian International New Ventures
María Ripollés, Andreu Blesa, Diego Monferrer and Ysabel Nauwelaerts

PART VI: PROCESSES AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
12. Emergency Entrepreneurship: Creative Organizing in the Eye of the Storm
Bengt Johannisson and Lena Olaison

13. On the Role of Academic Staff as Entrepreneurs in University Spin-offs: Case Studies of Biotechnology Firms in Norway
Olav R. Spilling

14. Innovation at the Intersection of Market Strategy and Technology: A Study of Digital Marketing Adoption Among SMEs
Vladimir Vanyushyn

15. Employment Growth of New Firms
Erik Stam, Petra Gibcus, Jennifer Telussa and Elizabeth Garnsey

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