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Entrepreneurial Action Vol: 14

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17 Jul 2012
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
326 pages - 156 x 234 x 30mm
Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth


Volume 14 addresses the central issue of entrepreneurial action: while many factors are important to the phenomenon of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship does not happen until someone takes action! Leading scholars address this through cutting edge thinking on entrepreneurial action via concepts such as 'world-making' and entrepreneurial agency. Two empirical chapters examine how conditions of uncertainty shape the action that underlies opportunity creation and how specific venture creation actions effect nascent entrepreneurial efforts. An integrative model of the cognitive processes provides new insights regarding the importance of inflection points. The role of institutions in entrepreneurial action is examined in the case of state-sponsored social protection and university-based technology transfer systems. Applying effectual and linear models of entrepreneurial action in college classrooms is also explored. The final chapter examines the conceptual foundations and research challenges that lie ahead for scholars investigating entrepreneurial action.
List of Contributors. Introduction: The Action of Entrepreneurs. Worldmaking. Backed by the State: Social Protection and Starting Businesses in Knowledge-Intensive Industries. University Scientists’ Choice to Commercialize their Discoveries. Opportunity Creation, Underlying Conditions and Economic Exchange. Captains of their Own Destiny? Toward a Theory of Entrepreneurial Agency in Firm Survival. Action's Place in the Venture Creation Process. The Road to Riches? A Model of the Cognitive Processes and Inflection Points Underpinning Entrepreneurial Action. Teaching Entrepreneurial Action: Application of Creative Logic. Entrepreneurial Action: Conceptual Foundations and Research Challenges. Entrepreneurial Action. Advances in entrepreneurship, firm emergence and growth. Advances in entrepreneurship, firm emergence and growth. Copyright page.

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