Key Concepts in Economic Geography is a new kind of textbook that forms part of an innovative set of companion texts for the human geography sub-disciplines. Organized around 20 short essays, this book provides a cutting edge introduction to the central concepts that define contemporary research in economic geography. Involving detailed and expansive discussions, the book includes:
An introductory chapter providing a succinct overview of the recent developments in the field; Over 20 key concept entries with comprehensive explanations, definitions, and evolutions of the subject; Extensive pedagogic features that enhance understanding including figures, diagrams, and further reading
An ideal companion text for advanced undergraduate and graduate students in economic geography, the book presents the key concepts in the discipline, demonstrating their historical roots, and contemporary applications to fully understand the processes of economic change, regional growth and decline, globalization, and the changing locations of firms and industries. Written by an internationally recognized set of authors, the book is an essential addition to any geography student's library.
Chapter 2.2: Entrepreneurship
Many scholars view entrepreneurship, which entails the launching of a new business, as the engine of innovation and the key to understanding regional prosperity and economic change. Research on entrepreneurship is multi-disciplinary, with economic geographers joining scholars from business and management, economics and sociology to understand entrepreneurial processes. The broader entrepreneurship literature has increasingly recognized the importance of context, and to a far lesser extent place, in understanding how people start and expand businesses, indicating a growing role for economic geography in studies of entrepreneurship. Key themes and debates concern the definition of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship and place, entrepreneurial networks and the social identity of entrepreneurs.
What Is Entrepreneurship?
There seems little doubt that entrepreneurship entails uncertainty and risk, but scholars have failed to agree on a ...