Societal Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness

Leo-Paul Dana
Montpellier Business School, France

Vanessa Ratten
La Trobe University, Australia

Product Details
08 Oct 2019
Emerald Publishing Limited
272 pages - 152 x 229mm


Societal Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness examines the role of society in the creation of entrepreneurial opportunities. As society undergoes demographic shifts, cultural change and technological advancement, the way individuals, companies and institutions see and react to entrepreneurship also diversifies.  

Chapters explore alternative dimensions of entrepreneurship by considering different societal components and assessing attitudes towards entrepreneurship, specifically in terms of competition. By focusing on competitiveness, the book provides new conceptual approaches to understanding societal entrepreneurship and considers future developments. Utilizing an international and interdisciplinary approach to examining contemporary societal entrepreneurship, the book includes research on areas such as student entrepreneurship within Australian Universities, technology-based entrepreneurship within Turkey, and microfinance and necessity entrepreneurship within Ghana. 

The book will benefit researchers working in the fields of sociology, anthropology and business management, and will develop practitioners’ understanding of the impact society has on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial behavior.
1. Introduction: Societal entrepreneurship and competitiveness; Vanessa Ratten and Leo-Paul Dana 
2. The Role of Public Entrepreneurship Programmes in Fostering Technology-Based Entrepreneurship: A Turkish Case Study; Dilek Demirhan, Serdal Temel and Susanne Durst 
3. Internationalization of Firms and Entrepreneur’s Motivations: A Review and Research Agenda; Hai T. T. Ngo and Paul Agu Igwe 
4. Managerial Role as a Resource for Social Innovation; Sumayya Rashid 
5. Key Drivers of Student Entrepreneurship: Experiences from an Australian University; Andrew O’Loughlin 
6. Entrepreneurship from a business incubator of a Mexican public university supported by a psychological program; Oscar Javier Montiel-Méndez and Lorena del Carmen Álvarez-Castañón 
7. Knowledge creation in client-consultant interaction; Wendy Dubbeld and Robert J. Blomme 
8. Internationalisation of social business: Toward a comprehensive conceptual understanding; S.M. Misbauddin and Md. Noor Un Nabi 
9. Shadow Economy Index – Lessons from Hungary; Monika Galambosne Tiszberger 
10. Microfinance and Necessity Entrepreneurship: The Ghanaian Experience; Victor Yawo Atiase and Dennis Yao Dzansi 
11. The impact of outsourcing on knowledge and learning in organisations; Ingi Runar Edvardsson and Susanne Durst 
12. Entrepreneurs’ responses to an economic crisis: evidence from a transitional economy; Abetare Domi and Besnik Krasniqi  
13. SROI in Social Enterprises: A systematic Literature Review of Recent Trends and Future Agenda; Muhammad Ali, Muhammad Imran Qureshi and Ishamuddin Mustapha 
14. "Making a Difference…. on My Own Terms": Motivational Factors of Youth Involvement in Social Entrepreneurship in Malaysia; Seyedali Ahrari, Steven Eric Krauss, Zaifunizam Ariffin and Lee Kwan Meng
Leo-Paul Dana is Professor at Montpellier Business School, France and a member of the Entrepreneurship & Innovation chair, which is part of LabEx Entrepreneurship (University of Montpellier, France). He has published extensively in a variety of journals including the Journal of Business Research and Technology Forecasting and Social Change
Vanessa Ratten is an Associate Professor at La Trobe Business School, Australia. She has authored and edited a number of books including Frugal Innovation (2019) and Sports Innovation Management (2017). She has also published her research in many prestigious journals including the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research and Journal of Business Research.

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