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The Life Cycle of Entrepreneurial Ventures

The Life Cycle of Entrepreneurial Ventures

Paperback International Handbook Series on Entrepreneurship

Edited by Simon Parker

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  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
  • Format: Paperback | 604 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 229mm x 35mm | 916g
  • Publication date: 19 November 2010
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1441940723
  • ISBN 13: 9781441940728
  • Edition statement: 1st ed. Softcover of orig. ed. 2007
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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This book discusses topical issues in entrepreneurship organized around the various stages of venture creation, development and performance. It is arranged in several parts, dealing with the pre-start stage, followed by venture creation, financing ventures, venture development, and venture performance. Each part contains several chapters written by experts in the relevant field. The multi-disciplinary flavor of the book is complemented by its international evidence base, featuring results from a range of different countries. The book will help researchers and practitioners who want to pinpoint the key points emerging from the latest academic thinking.

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Professor Parker is Head of the Department of Economics & Finance at Durham University and Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurship at Durham Business School. He is also a Research Professor of the Max Planck Institute of Economics, Jena Germany, and a Research Fellow at the IZA Institute for the Study of Labor, Bonn Germany. He has published over 40 articles in peer-reviewed journals in economics and entrepreneurship, and is the author of The Economics of Self-employment and Entrepreneurship (Cambridge University Press, 2004)

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The Life Cycle of Entrepreneurial Ventures discusses topical issues in entrepreneurship organized around the various stages of venture creation, development and performance. The book is arranged in several parts, dealing with the pre-start stage, followed by venture creation, financing ventures, venture development, and venture performance. Each part contains several chapters written by experts in the relevant field. Like its predecessors, there are contributions from several disciplines, including economics, strategy, business, industrial organization, economic geography, finance and sociology. The multi-disciplinary flavor of the book is complemented by its international evidence base, featuring results from a range of different countries. The volume will be essential reading for everyone interested in entrepreneurship because: It contains digestible overviews of several topical issues in entrepreneurship, including nascent entrepreneurship; social (not-for-profit) entrepreneurship; formal, informal and developmental start-up capital; job creation; venture performance; and harvesting. This will help researchers and practitioners who want to cut through the information overload and distil the key points emerging from the latest academic thinking It provides new results at the cutting edge of entrepreneurship research It portrays entrepreneurship as a coherent entity by spanning the various stages of enterprise evolution

Table of contents

Beginnings.- Nascent Entrepreneurs.- New Venture Strategies: Transforming Caterpillars into Butterflies.- Aspects of Entry and New Venture Creation.- Entrepreneurship Education-A Compendium of Related Issues.- Immigration, Entrepreneurship and the Venture Start-up Process.- Location and New Venture Creation.- On Factors Promoting and Hindering Entry and Exit.- Financing Ventures.- Debt Finance and Credit Constraints on SMEs.- Public Policy, Start-up Entrepreneurship and the Market for Venture Capital.- Informal Sources of Venture Finance.- Microfinance and Poor Entrepreneurs.- Venture Development I: Private Sector Issues.- Entrepreneurs as Producers.- What Do We Know About Small Firm Growth?.- Venture Development II: Social Issues.- Nonprofit Social Entrepreneurship.- Entrepreneurship among Disadvantaged Groups: Women, Minorities and the Less Educated.- Venture Performance and Harvesting.- Early Stage Survival and Growth.- Venture Performance and Venture Inputs: The Role of Human and Financial Capital.- Harvesting in High Growth Firms.