Handbook of research on small business and entrepreneurship

pt. I. Theoretical framing -- pt. II. Methodologies, paradigms and methods -- pt. III. Disciplinary approaches to entrepreneurship -- pt. IV. Entrepreneurship education and learning -- pt. V. Applications of entrepreneurship research

Main Author: Chell, Elizabeth
Corporate Author: Edward Elgar Publishing
Other Authors: Karataş-Özkan, Mine
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cheltenham, U.K Edward Elgar Pub. Ltd 2014
Series:Elgar original reference
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Collection: Edward Elgar eBooks Archive 1993-2015 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:pt. I. Theoretical framing -- pt. II. Methodologies, paradigms and methods -- pt. III. Disciplinary approaches to entrepreneurship -- pt. IV. Entrepreneurship education and learning -- pt. V. Applications of entrepreneurship research
This insightful Handbook focuses on behaviour, performance and relationships in small and entrepreneurial firms. It introduces a variety of contemporary topics, research methods and theoretical frameworks that will provide cutting edge analysis, stimulate thought, raise further questions and demonstrate the complexity of the rapidly-advancing field of entrepreneurship. With an extensive introduction, logical sequencing and a collection of interesting and original contributions from across the globe, the Handbook commences with two thought-provoking chapters, which raise issues of theoretical framing and highlight the importance of paradigm choice, methodology and method. After considering different disciplinary approaches to entrepreneurship and small business, various issues are raised about entrepreneurship education and learning and the application of entrepreneurship to various sectors and sectional interests. For example, what conceptual framework is available for entrepreneurs and small businesses? How does innovation relate to entrepreneurship and small business behaviour? And what evidence is there of the links between better performing firms and effective learning? These issues are debated before the authors consider the future application of entrepreneurship research to different sectors. Both scholars new to the area, as well as established academics looking to extend their research scope to encompass the field of entrepreneurship and small business will find this work to be an invaluable and timely resource
Physical Description:448 p
ISBN:1849809232
9781849809238
9781849809245