New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium Vol: 6


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Format:
Hardback
ISBN:
9780080554488
Published:
26 May 2008
Publisher:
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
216 pages - 165 x 240 x 16mm
Series:
New Technology-based Firms in the New Millennium
Ward et al., examine the question of whether providing work experience within courses of study in higher education affects entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviour, important given government imperatives to foster entrepreneurship through the education system. They consider two dimensions: self-efficacy, which broadly relates to confidence in ability; and, entrepreneurial intent which relates to positive attitudes towards engaging in risk taking or firm start-up. Their sample is of 158 undergraduates who engaged in a summer work placement linked to their study. Their key finding is that positive effects on self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intent depends on the nature of the experience, being fostered by performing well in the face of difficulty and the closeness of the placement activity to their studies. Such experience appears more common when undertaking a placement in a small firm. Van der Sijde et al., consider the extent to which University start ups which are global as opposed to being domestically focussed differ in the extent of their business networks, using a sample comprising five technology-based firms of each type. They establish that global start-ups do have more extensive networks in terms of number of actors and global actors in the network at start-up, although their networks do not expand thereafter significantly more than domestic start-ups. They also have significantly more sources of capital.
Chapter 1 Introduction. Chapter 2 Encouraging R&D in Ireland's Biotechnology EnterprisesKate Johnston et al.Encouraging Research and Development in Ireland's Biotechnology Enterprises. Chapter 3 How Industrial Experience Affects Entrepreneurial Intent and Self-Efficacy in UK Engineering UndergraduatesAnthony Ward et al.How Industrial Experience Affects Entrepreneurial Intent and Self-Efficacy in UK Engineering Undergraduates. Chapter 4 Now You See Them — Now You Don't: Paradoxes in Enterprise Development Strategy: The Case of the Disappearing Academic Start-UpsDeirdre HuntNow You See Them — Now You Don't: Paradoxes in Enterprise Development Strategy: The Case of the Disappearing Academic Start-Ups. Chapter 5 Case Study of an Entrepreneurship ProgrammeMagnus KlofstenSupporting Academic Enterprise: A Case Study of an Entrepreneurship Programme. Chapter 6 Building the Foundations for Academic EnterpriseSimon Mosey et al.Building the Foundations for Academic Enterprise: The Medici Fellowship Programme. Chapter 7 An Empirical Assessment of Porter's Clusters Concept Based on London's Media IndustriesGary Cook, Naresh PanditAn Empirical Assessment of Porter's Clusters Concept Based on London's Media Industries. Chapter 8 Network Differences between Domestic and Global University Start-UpsPeter Van Der Sijde et al.Network Differences between Domestic and Global University Start-Ups. Chapter 9 Knowledge Spillovers from Public Research InstitutionsMichael LynskeyKnowledge Spillovers from Public Research Institutions: Evidence from Japanese High-Technology Start-Up Firms. Chapter 10 The Development of Venture-Capital-Backed and Independent Companies: An Empirical Study Among Germany's Internet and E-Commerce Start-UpsStephan Golla et al.The Development of Venture-Capital-Backed and Independent Companies: An Empirical Study Among Germany's Internet and E-Commerce Start-Ups. Chapter 11 The High-Technology Pecking Order in Spinoffs and Non-SpinoffsTeresa Hogan and Elaine HutsonThe High-Technology Pecking Order in Spinoffs and Non-Spinoffs in the Irish Software Sector. Chapter 12 The Role of Spin-Outs within University Research Commercialisation ActivitiesTim Minshall et al.The Role of Spin-Outs within University Research Commercialisation Activities: Case Studies from 10 UK Universities. Chapter 13 Analysis of the Factors Leading to Success or Failure of Start-Up Companies in the Field of Micro- and Nanotechnology. Chapter 14 Drivers of Strategic Direction in High Technology Small FirmsNicholas O’Regan et al.Drivers of Strategic Direction in High Technology Small Firms. Chapter 15 Success Factors for High-Tech Start Ups: Views and Lessons of Israeli ExpertsSchaul Chorev and Alistair AndersonSuccess Factors for High-Tech Start Ups: Views and Lessons of Israeli Experts. Contributors. New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium Volume VI. Copyright page.

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