International Perspectives on Entrepreneurship Research: Proceedings of the First Annual Global Conference on Entrepreneurship Research, London, UK, 18-20 February 1991

International Perspectives on Entrepreneurship Research: Proceedings of the First Annual Global Conference on Entrepreneurship Research, London, UK, 18-20 February 1991


Edited by Sue Birley, Edited by Ian C. MacMillan

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  • Publisher: Elsevier Science Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 404 pages
  • Dimensions: 159mm x 230mm x 19mm |
  • Publication date: 1 August 1992
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0444895264
  • ISBN 13: 9780444895264

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The objective of this book is to begin the process of building a global network of young scholars familiar with, and appreciative of, other countries' approaches to research in the area of entrepreneurship. The book falls naturally into four parts, starting at a very high level of generality and becoming increasingly focused. The first set of papers presents novel and insightful ways of looking at entrepreneurship from a perspective that is substantively different from the more traditional U.S. view. Second are a subset of papers, also distinctively conceptual and theoretical, which give insights into the profound differences in culture of the participants and the way that the various representatives' social, political and religious platforms influence the way they see the evolution of entrepreneurship in their particular countries. The third subset of papers are generally empirical studies which address the entrepreneurial environment and the way in which this environment shapes entrepreneurial endeavour. The final set looks at different countries' perspectives on how entrepreneurs go about forging and managing their enterprise. The papers and their critiques originate from the first annual Global Conference on Entrepreneurship Research held at Imperial College, London, February 1990.

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Table of contents

Frameworks for Understanding Entrepreneurship. Critique (I. Touline). Schumpeterian Learning Versus Neoclassical Learning: Development Options for Post Communist Societies (M.H. Boisot). Critique (D.F. Muzyka). Entrepreneurship in an Economy in Transition: Perspectives of the Situation in the EX GDR (T. Kollermeier). Critique (S. Jenssen, L. Kolvereid). The Nature of Entrepreneurial Decision-Making: Inside the Black Box (D.F. Muzyka). A Vision Driven Entrepreneurial Study (A. Okumura). Cultural Perspectives on Entrepreneurship. Critique (M. Olle). Entrepreneurship Development Among Malays in Singapore: A Community Development Approach (C.L. Choy, A.J. Ismail). Critique (T.M. Stearns). Soviet Firms Facing Transition: Towards a New Entrepreneurial System (P. Dubini). Critique (J. Roure). The Entrepreneurs' Reasons Leading to Start-Up as Determinants of Survival Among Norwegian New Ventures (S. Jenssen, L. Kolvereid). Entrepreneurship and Privatization in the Soviet Union (A. Sterlin and I. Touline). Environment and Entrepreneurship. Critique (L. Vallee). New Venture Strategies: Generic or Industry Specific (N.M. Carter, T.M. Stearns and P.D. Reynolds). Critique (I.C. MacMillan, R.G. McGrath). A Venture Capital Price Index (R.H. Keeley and L.A. Turki). Critique (T. Ostgaard). Interplay Among Strategy, Environment, Competitive Behavior and Performance on Entering Industrial Markets (M.H. Tsai, I.C. MacMillan and R.G. McGrath). Entrepreneurial Strategy and Behavior. Critique (A.J. Ismail, C.L. Choy). Business Start-Ups: The HRM Imperative (H.E. Aldrich, M.A. Von Glinow). Critique (Y.-F. Livian, S. Marion). Planning Meeting Intensity in Small Firms (S. Birley, P. Westhead). Critique (N.M. Carter). From Evaluation of Business Ventures to Prognosis of Success: Results of a Longitudinal Study of 11 French Cases (Y.F. Livian, S. Marion). Critique (P. Dubini). New Business Strategies: An Exploratory Examination (J.W. Mullins, R.N. Cardozo, P.D. Reynolds and B. Miller). Critique (L.A. Turki, R.H. Keeley). The Second Time Around: The Outcomes, Assets and Liabilities of Prior Start-Up Experience (J.A. Starr, W.D. Bygrave). Critique (R.N. Cardozo). Critique (J.W. Mullins, P.D. Reynolds). Business Creations by Quebec's Engineers: Stability of Entry from 1970 and 1987 (J.-M. Toulouse, L. Vallee).