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The Blackwell Handbook of Entrepreneurship. Edition No. 1. Blackwell Handbooks in Management

  • ID: 2329420
  • Book
  • December 1999
  • 496 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
The Handbook of Entrepreneurship brings together the best researchers in the USA and Europe to review the most up-to-date thinking on the most crucial topics in entrepreneurship studies. It is the first book to combine the research activities of Europe and the United States and reflects cutting-edge research with a multicultural perspective. The 21 chapters in the Handbook have been written by 28 experts representing a entrepreneurial Who's Who.
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Part I: Setting the Stage for International Research in Entrepreneurship:.

1. Learning Together: National Differences in Entrepreneurship Research: Howard Aldrich.

2. Conceptual and Empirical Challenges in the Study of Firm Growth: Per Davidson and Johan Wiklund.

3. The Intersection of Entrepreneurship and Strategic Management Research: Michael Hitt and R. Duane.

4. Research Mimicking Policy: Entrepreneurship/Small Business Policy Research in the United States: William Dennis Jr.

Part II: Government Impacts on Entrepreneurship:.

5. SME Policy in Europe: Dennis De.

6. Entrepreneurship in Germany: David Audretsch.

7. Regulatory Policies and their Impact on SMEs in Europe: The Case of Administrative Burdens: Robert van der Horst, Andre Nijsen and Selcuk Gulhan.

8. The Climate for Entrepreneurship in European Countries in Transition: Josef Mugler.

9. Six Steps to Heaven: Evaluating the Impact of Public Policies to Support Small Businesses in Developed Economics: David Storey.

Part III: Financing Growth:.

10. Financing Growth: Recent Developments in the European Scene: Rik Donckels.

11. Informal Venture Capital and the Financing of Emergent Growth Businesses: Colin Mason and Richard Harrison.

12. Venture Capital and Growth: Sophie Manigart and Harry Sapienza.

13. Venture Capital Financing of Entrepreneurship: Theory, Empirical Evidence and a Research Agenda: Raphael Amit, James Brander and Christoph Zott.

Part IV: Achieving Growth: Internal and External Approaches:.

14. Entrepreneurial Teams and Venture Growth: Sue Birley and Simon Stockley.

15. Management Growth Transitions: Theoretical Perspectives and Research Directions: J.B. (Ben) Arbaugh and S. Michael Camp.

16. Growth of Technology-Based New Firms: Erkko Autio.

17. Entrepreneurship and High-Technology Clusters: Arnold Cooper and Timothy Folta.

18. Networking and Entrepreneurial Growth: Bengt Johannisson.

19. Strategic Alliances as Vehicles for International Growth: Mark Weaver.

20. An Entrepreneurial Slant to Franchise Research: Frank Hoy, John Stanworth and David Purdy.


21. Remaining Issues and Suggestions for Further Research.


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Donald Sexton Ohio State University.

Hans Landstrom Professor of Business Administration at Halmstad University, Sweden.
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