Small Business and Entrepreneurship

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Edited by: Robert A. Blackburn & Candida G. Brush

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    • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
    • Publication Year: 2008 |
    • Online Publication Date: January 15, 2013 |
    • DOI: 10.4135/9781446263433 |
    • Print ISBN: 9781412934374 |
    • Online ISBN: 9781446263433 |
    • Series: SAGE Library in Business & Management |
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Abstract

This exciting new major work will provide a compendium of alternative perspectives on research into small business and entrepreneurship.

Edited by two world-class experts, the selection reflects the principles of theoretical grounding and empirical rigor. The collection captures the richness and variety of this burgeoning and dynamic field.

Small Business and Entrepreneurship is structured within six main areas: theory and theoretical developments, research approaches, populations of entrepreneurs, forms of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial processes and activities, and the outcomes of entrepreneurship.

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  • Editors' Introduction: Small Business and Entrepreneurship: Convergence or Divergence?
    RobertBlackburn and CandidaBrush

    Dramatic growth in small business and entrepreneurship world wide has attracted significant scholarly, public policy and educational interest. Educational institutions are developing new curricula for students and stakeholders (eg. NGCE, 2007), government organizations are promoting and supporting entrepreneurship through policies and institutions (OECD, 1998; Commission of the European Communities 2004; 2005; SBA, 2007), and private sector businesses are connecting with new and small firms. Concurrently, support institutions such as banks, accountants and legal agencies are seeking to understand ‘the market’ and supply products and services on a commercial basis. Commensurate with this explosion of interest is an increased need for a knowledge base, founded on evidence and theorising. Reviewing developments in the field in ...

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