Author: Wesley D. Sine,Robert J. David

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857242393

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 392

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Examines how the institutional environment affects entrepreneurial organizations, and vice-versa.
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Author: Lisa Keister

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0762311916

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 355

View: 3149

Entrepreneurship, the creation of new economic entities, is central to the structure and functioning of organizations and economies. The papers in this volume explore many of the issues that are central to the study of entrepreneurship and the importance of entrepreneurship, the process by which entrepreneurship occurs.
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Women, Identity, and Creative Work

Author: Seppo Poutanen,Anne Kovalainen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137527021

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

View: 2335

This book provides a thorough and novel examination of the gendered nature of innovations in the new economy. It tracks the contemporary shift from heavy industry to game industry and how this has altered relationships between gender, identity, corporate culture, creative work, and the future of business. Through empirical research and theoretical analysis, the authors present their own carefully contextualized cases and conceptual frameworks relating themes of innovation and gender to recent theories concerning globalization and transnationalism. This wide-ranging and interdisciplinary text provides readers with insightful entries on what innovations are and the ways innovation processes become gendered. It explores the business landscape based on creative work and offers a wealth of information for scholars of entrepreneurship, management, sociology, cultural studies, and communication.
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The Engine of Growth

Author: Maria Minniti,Andrew Zacharakis,Stephen Spinelli

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275989866

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 832

View: 4327

A landmark collection of original essays that explore the dynamics of entrepreneurship in the U.S. and around the world--from the "mindset" of the entrepreneur to the challenges of establishing and sustaining new ventures to the institutions and technologies that support new business creation
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An Interdisciplinary Survey and Introduction

Author: Zoltán J. Ács,David B. Audretsch

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402073588

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 555

View: 3166

Introduction to entrepreneurship - The entrepreneurial process - Opportunity and the nature of exploitation - The emergence of new ventures - Financing the new venture - The social context - Entrepreneurship, economic growth and policy.
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Structures and Relationships

Author: Mary Godwyn,Jody Hoffer Gittell

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 141299196X

Category: Social Science

Page: 740

View: 2673

The sociological study of organizations encompasses both planned and formal organizations as well as spontaneous and informal ones. Sociologists examine organizations with attention to structure and objectives, interactions among members and among organizations, the relationship between the organization and its environment and the social significance or social meaning of the organization. The ways of defining and examining organizations vary depending on the theoretical emphasis. This book focuses on three things: * providing a wide and historically accurate portrait of the diversity of sociological theories and their application to organizational studies * updating selections that reflect a variety of ways that new technology affects methods of organizing and types of organizations * including readings that examine a range of both formal and informal structures, and both deliberate and impromptu interactions. Lively and provocative, this textbook is theoretically rigorous, disciplinarily informed and representative of heterogeneity within organizational studies.
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Classical Foundations

Author: Paul S. Adler

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019953523X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 679

View: 7440

Organizations have profound and pervasive effects on our lives both at work and beyond. Indeed, we live in a society of organizations. Contemporary society and its organizations are in a period of accelerated, profound, and profoundly disconcerting, change. This volume brings together leading sociologists and organizational scholars to consider how various "classic" sociologists can help us understand this change. In recent decades, thefield of organization studies has become well established in both sociology departments and professional schools, most notably business schools. However, with this establishment has come a progressive shift in focus towards the concerns of academic peers and away from the big issues of our times. Ascompared with the increasingly academic focus of research in more recent decades, these classic sociologists were all deeply engaged with broader social and political issues.
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Author: Hans Landström,Franz Lohrke

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849806942

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 431

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The authors present an historical perspective on the development of empirical research into entrepreneurship.
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Author: Guido Corbetta,Morton Huse,Davide Ravasi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402077718

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

View: 3093

Crossroads of Entrepreneurship presents works from scholars belonging to a number of different disciplines - business history, economics, sociology and management - and addresses a cross section of issues in the entrepreneurship field. Contributions are arranged in different sections, emphasizing dialogue across disciplines and paradigms, rather than boundaries between them. The first section of the work is a compilation of papers that trace the historical roots of study in entrepreneurship in different disciplinary domains, and highlight the fundamental issues addressed by past research. A second section gathers empirical studies adopting various methods and investigating different aspects of entrepreneurial action. The third section collects contributions investigating the development of entrepreneurship in different national settings. The work reveals a convergence of issues and interests, despite paradigmatic differences, and the potential benefits of more intense conversation across disciplines.
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Essays on Networks, Ethnicity, and Entrepreneurship

Author: Alejandro Portes

Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation

ISBN: 1610444523

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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"Portes suggests that immigration constitutes an especially appropriate Mertonian 'strategic research site' for economic sociology in that it provides very good opportunities for investigating the embeddedness of economic relationships in social situations....the contributors expand the conventional domain of economic sociology quite literally in both time and space."—Contemporary Sociology "Alejandro Portes and his splendid band of collaborators make clear that the causes, processes, and consequences of migration vary dramatically from group to group, that a group's history makes a profound difference to its fate in the American economy. They have produced a sinewy book, a book worth arguing with."—Charles Tilly, Columbia University The Economic Sociology of Immigration forges a dynamic link between the theoretical innovations of economic sociology with the latest empirical findings from immigration research, an area of critical concern as the problems of ethnic poverty and inequality become increasingly profound. Alejandro Portes' lucid overview of sociological approaches to economic phenomena provides the framework for six thoughtful, wide-ranging investigations into ethnic and immigrant labor networks and social resources, entrepreneurship, and cultural assimilation. Mark Granovetter illustrates how small businesses built on the bonds of ethnicity and kinship can, under certain conditions, flourish remarkably well. Bryan R. Roberts demonstrates how immigrant groups' expectations of the duration of their stay influence their propensity toward entrepreneurship. Ivan Light and Carolyn Rosenstein chart how specific metropolitan environments have stimulated or impeded entrepreneurial ventures in five ethnic populations. Saskia Sassen provides a revealing analysis of the unexpectedly flexible and vital labor market networks maintained between immigrants and their native countries, while M. Patricia Fernandez Kelly looks specifically at the black inner city to examine how insular cultural values hinder the acquisition of skills and jobs outside the neighborhood. Alejandro Portes also depicts the difference between the attitudes of American-born youths and those of recent immigrants and its effect on the economic success of immigrant children.
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The Life and Work of Peter L. Berger

Author: Michaela Pfadenhauer,Peter L. Berger

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412850959

Category: Social Science

Page: 175

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A classical sociologist can be defined as someone whose "works occupied a central position among the sociological ideas and notions of an era." Following this criterion, Michaela Pfadenhauer demonstrates the relevance of Peter L. Berger’s work to the sociology of knowledge. Pfadenhauer shows that Berger is not only a sociologist of religion, but one whose works are characterized by a sociology-of-knowledge perspective. Berger stands out among his fellow social scientists both quantitatively and qualitatively. He has written numerous books, which have been translated into many languages, and a multitude of essays in scholarly journals and popular magazines. For decades, he has played a role in shaping both public debate and social scientific discourse in America and far beyond. As a sociologist of knowledge, Berger has played three roles: he has been a theoretician of modern life, an analyst of modern religiosity, and an empiricist of global economic culture. In all areas, the focus on processes rather than status quo is characteristic of Berger’s thinking. This book provides an in-depth view on the critical thinking of one of the most important sociologists that present times has to offer. It includes four written essays by Berger.
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A Reconsideration of Race and Economics, Revised Edition

Author: John Sibley Butler

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791486044

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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This long-awaited revision of a classic work traces the unique development of business enterprises and other community organizations among black Americans from before the Civil War to the present.
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A Vision for the Future

Author: S. Poelmans,J. Greenhaus,M. Las Heras Maestro,Mireia Las Heras Maestro

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137006005

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

View: 3442

With contributions from thirty authors from fifteen countries, this is a 'white book' for international work-family research and practice. The authors offer a bold look at the future and provide guidelines for future research, focusing on applied, international work-family research.
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Author: Osabuohien, Evans

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 1466674067

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 430

View: 3833

Several studies have investigated the impetus and implications behind large-scale land acquisitions/deals at the global level; however, intranational factors within communities and societies have not received much attention from researchers. The Handbook of Research on In-Country Determinants and Implications of Foreign Land Acquisitions examines the economic, sociological, and environmental issues surrounding land transactions and the impact these deals may have on local households and communities. Focusing on international issues as well as domestic concerns, this publication is a useful reference for policymakers, academics, researchers, and advanced-level students in various disciplines.
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Author: Paula Kyrö

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849808244

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 2871

Allying and expanding the diverse fields of entrepreneurship and sustainable development research is a modern day imperative. This Handbook paints an illuminating picture of the historic and current understanding of the bond between entrepreneurship an
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Exemplars in Entrepreneurship

Author: Ronald K. Mitchell,Richard N. Dino

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1849807639

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 6953

This path-breaking book gathers ??best practices?? advice from the masters about how to achieve excellence in entrepreneurship research, how to create an outstanding research career and how to avoid the pitfalls that can sidetrack emerging scholars. Combining narratives from the 2009 and 2010 Entrepreneurship Exemplars Conferences, the authors frame the dialogue using person-environment fit theory and present keynote addresses and dialogue sessions that bring together editors and authors to reach into the unexplored corners of the top-tier research craft. This book makes explicit the tacit knowledge of top-tier research, giving all readers access to ??how-to?? advice from research-craft masters. Learn what Howard Aldrich, Jay Barney, Michael Hitt, Duane Ireland, Patricia P. McDougall and S. ??Venkat?? Venkataraman have to say about making research efforts count toward building a fulfilling and rewarding research career. Employing a combination of web and text media, this easy-to-read volume caters to researchers who may lack proximity to world-class sounding boards. This guidebook offers a clear portrayal of the realities of progress milestones within a top-tier research career and is a must-read for all emerging scholars - in entrepreneurship and beyond.
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Europeanization in a World of Neglect

Author: S. Zartaloudis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137361972

Category: Political Science

Page: 233

View: 5210

Through the new use of new empirical evidence derived from analysing employment services, gender equality policies and flexicurity in Greece and Portugal, this book provides compelling new insights into how European Employment Strategy (EES) can influence the domestic employment policy of European Union member states.
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