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The Sociology of Entrepreneurship



Book details for The Sociology of Entrepreneurship
Research in the Sociology of Organizations v. 25

Martin Ruef (editor), Michael Lounsbury (editor),

Hardback, 234 x 156 x 22mm , 380 pp, 1, black & white illustrations

 19 Mar 2007

 JAI Press Inc.

 9780762314331

 £81.95


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Synopsis

This volume takes stock of entrepreneurship research within organizational sociology, critically examining the theoretical presuppositions of the field and situating extant research within the sociological canon. The contributors to this volume exemplify how the disciplinary lens of sociology provides a systematic foundation to understand the context, process, and effects of entrepreneurial activity. Topics explored include entry into entrepreneurship, immigrant entrepreneurship and enclaves, academic entrepreneurship, and entrepreneurialism related to new organizational forms.The breadth and depth of the research offered by the esteemed scholars that have contributed to this volume highlight the progressive nature of sociological research on entrepreneurship. Taken as a whole, the volume points the way towards a more comprehensive framework for the development of the sociology of entrepreneurship. "Research in the Sociology of Organizations" is an international series. It is especially concerned with specifying the unique contributions of sociological theories and research techniques to the analysis of organizations.Each volume aims to foster debate and dialogue about the value of new theories and research to the field of organizational sociology as well as the growing international community of organizational scholars.

About the author

HOWARD E. ALDRICH - CAROL CARONNA - JEANNETTE COLYVAS - JAMES A. EVANS - PHILLIP H. KIM - MICHAEL LOUNSBURY - CHING LIN PANG - ALEJANDRO PORTES - WALTER W. POWELL - JAN RATH - STEVEN SHAFER - JESPER B. SA RENSEN - LUCA SOLARI - HONGWEI XU

Contents

Introduction to Volume 1. The Sociology of Entrepreneurship Martin Ruef (Princeton University) and Michael Lounsbury (University of Alberta) I. Entry into Entrepreneurial Activity 2. A Life Course Perspective on Occupational Inheritance: Self-employed Parents and Their Children Howard E. Aldrich (UNC-Chapel Hill) and Phillip H. Kim (University of Wisconsin) 3. Closure and Exposure: Mechanisms in the Intergenerational Transmission of Self-employment Jesper B. Sorensen (Stanford Graduate School of Business) 4. Boundary Formation in Emergent Organizations Hongwei Xu (National University of Singapore) and Martin Ruef (Princeton University) II. Immigrant Entrepreneurship and Enclaves 5. Revisiting the Enclave Hypothesis: Miami Twenty-Five Years Later Alejandro Portes (Princeton University) and Steven Shafer (Princeton University) 6. The Force of Regulation in the Land of the Free: The Persistence of Chinatown, Washington D.C.as a Symbolic Ethnic Enclave Ching Lin Pang (Catholic University of Leuven) and Jan Rath (University of Amsterdam) III. Academic Entrepreneurship 7. From Vulnerable to Venerated: The Institutionalization of Academic Entrepreneurship in the Life Sciences Jeannette A. Colyvas (Stanford University) and Walter W. Powell (Stanford University) 8. Start-ups in Science: Entrepreneurs, Diverse Backing, and Novelty Outside Business James A. Evans (University of Chicago) IV. Entrepreneurship and Organizational Forms 9. Turning Identity into Form: The Cause and Consequence for Kaiser Permanente of Becoming an HMO Carol A. Caronna (Towson University) 10. Entrepreneurship at the Margins of Society: Founding Dynamics in Gray (Sex Shops) and Black Markets (Mafia) Luca Solari (Universita Degli Studi di Milano)