Entrepreneurial Economics is concerned with the role, nature and scope of entrepreneurship in economic theory and the economy. A range of conventional and alternative economic approaches to defining and analysing entrepreneurship are reviewed. These identify a critical role for entrepreneurs in wealth creation, employment creation and economic development. Non-economic approaches to entrepreneurship, within the disciplines of sociology, psychology and management, are also considered. These approaches are reviewed from an economic perspective, providing a well-rounded view of the economic importance of entrepreneurs and their activities. The role of social entrepreneurs and of government policies designed to increase the numbers of entrepreneurs in the economy are then considered. Illustrations of successful entrepreneurs and an appendix on business planning are given to assist advanced under-graduates and graduates in developing their understanding of key theoretical and policy issues. The book also contains original ideas and material of interest to researchers in the field.
- 04 May 2000
- Palgrave MacMillan
- Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Table of contents
List of Tables Acknowledgements PART I: WHAT IS ENTREPRENEURSHIP? Introduction Entrepreneurship in the Economy PART II: THEORIES OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP Entrepreneurship in Neo-classical Economics Entrepreneurship and Market Dynamics Socio-Economic Influences on Entrepreneurship Entrepreneurship Contracts and Networks Non-economic Perspectives on Entrepreneurship PART III: POLICY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE WIDER SOCIETY Social Entrepreneurship Public Policies to Promote Entrepreneurship PART IV: CONCLUSIONS Conclusions Appendix: Business Planning: A Practical Guide to Develop a Business Plan Index
About Ronald W. McQuaid
KEITH GLANCEY is strategic planning director for a company providing seed capital and management services to new technology ventures. He was formerly a Lecturer in Economics at Napier University, Edinburgh and has published widely on entrepreneurship in a variety of books and international journals RONALD W. MCQUAID is Senior Lecturer in Economics at Napier University, Edinburgh. He has postgraduate degrees from the London School of Economics and Harvard University and has published a number of books and articles on economic development issues and on entrepreneurship. He has acted as a consultant to local, national and supranational agencies and firms